A gas cylinder explosion in Eastleigh, Nairobi, killed one woman and wounded three others on Monday.
According to authorities, the middle-aged woman was struck by an object as she fled the scene of the explosion at 4 p.m.
Following the explosion, three more persons were brought to the hospital with various injuries.
The event is being investigated by police, according to reports.
The homeowners reported that the blast was loud due to the type of the damage it caused in one of the houses.
The bomb heard several metres away destroyed doors, damaged windows, and flipped household objects upside down.
There was a casualty evacuation from the area, but only three people were seriously injured, according to authorities.
The incident, according to Nairobi police chief Adamson Bungei, was caused by a gas leak, according to early investigations.
“For the time being, we suspect a gas leak.” “Someone left the gas leaking, and another came along and lit it, causing the explosion,” he explained.
“Experts are on the ground and have confirmed that the blast was caused by the gas cylinder.”
Before stepping out, bomb specialists encircled and searched the building.
They later revealed that it was triggered by a gas cylinder.
Residents stood back and observed as the specialists worked on the site.
Police said they were waiting for the house’s owner to be questioned.