Mombasa hospital closed indefinitely after fire incident

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The management is assessing the extent of the damage

Mombasa Hospital has been closed indefinitely following a fire incident Tuesday night.

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Property of unknown value was destroyed but no lives were lost. Police say a gas cylinder explosion was the cause of the fire.

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Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub said preliminary investigations showed the fire broke out in the kitchen at around 8.30 pm before spreading to other parts of the 125-bed capacity private health facility.

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The management is assessing the extent of the damage.

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According to the Kenya Red Cross, 20 patients in critical condition were transferred to Pandya Memorial, Aga Khan, Premiere and Coast Provincial General Hospital.

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It took firefighters approximately two hours to extinguish the fire. The Mombasa Hospital is the largest private hospital in the county.

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