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Section of JKIA Terminal 1 Temporarily closed after morning inferno

By Antynet Ford

A section of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Terminal 1E has been temporarily closed following a fire incident.

According to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), the small fire incident occurred at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s Terminal 1E Monday morning and was caused by an electrical fault.

“The situation was quickly contained, with no injuries or casualties resulting from the incident.” A statement by the authority stated in part.

“Following this, power to Terminal 1E has been temporarily shut off as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all within our premises.” KAA statement added.

KAA added that to mitigate any inconvenience this may cause, all flight arrival operations were redirected to Terminal 1A until further notice.

The incident caused panic as passengers and staff were evacuated from the affected area.

The terminal handles some of the international flights including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa.

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