In Summary
  • Ms Faith Wawira was rushed to Chogoria PCEA Mission Hospital where she was admitted following suffocation.

  • Nothing was salvaged from the four two-bedroom houses located barely 50 metres from Chogoria Police station.

  • The incident occurred when many parts of the country were in darkness following a massive power outage.

Two people were injured and property worth millions destroyed after a fire burnt an apartment in Chogoria Town, Tharaka-Nithi County Tuesday night.

Ms Faith Wawira was rushed to Chogoria PCEA Mission Hospital where she was admitted following suffocation while rescuing her children.

A man was also burnt on the hand and was treated at the same hospital.

Nothing was salvaged from the four two-bedroom houses located barely 50 metres from Chogoria Police station.

Maara OCPD Johnston Kabusia said he immediately alerted the county fire department officers at around midnight after the owner of the apartment, Mr Julius Njagi, informed him.

“The county fire fighters from Chuka Town rushed to the scene upon receiving the information,” said Mr Kabusia.

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