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“Ngori Sana” Hundreds of Coffins Burnt to Ashes As Locals Watch Helplessly

Peter Murugu, the Commissioner of Nyeri, stated that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined

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A fierce inferno has ravaged a local coffin-making workshop in the bustling town of Karatina, located in the Mathira Constituency. The blaze, which erupted in the early afternoon, has led to the destruction of over 150 coffins, leaving the craftsmen and awaiting customers in shock.

The fire, which was reported around 9 a.m., quickly spread through the informal sector shops in Sofia Street, consuming not only the coffins but also tables, chairs, cabinets, and other types of furniture. The raging flames painted a harrowing picture as locals could only watch helplessly, their efforts to quell the fire proving futile against its might.

Peter Murugu, the Commissioner of Nyeri, stated that the cause of the fire is yet to be determine. The authorities are conducting a thorough investigation to uncover the origin of the blaze that has caused such extensive damage to property and livelihoods.

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A Coffin On Fire. Photo: CNN

A video captured by a local media house and verified by Mambo Mseto shows the extent of the fire’s wrath, with thick smoke billowing into the sky and the heat intensifying to the point where the coffins were burnt beyond recognition.

This incident has sent ripples of concern throughout the community, raising questions about safety measures and the preparedness of local businesses to handle such emergencies. The loss is not only a financial blow to the craftsmen but also a somber reminder of the unpredictability of disasters.

As the community reels from this tragedy, support and solidarity are pouring in from neighboring areas. The incident has highlighted the need for enhanced fire safety protocols and support systems to aid those affected by such unforeseen calamities.

For now, the residents of Karatina and the surrounding areas stand united in the face of adversity, determined to rebuild and recover from this unfortunate event.

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