Rescue team pulled the bodies of two victims from a collapsed market building in the town of Padada as they hunted for possible survivors trapped under the debris.
"Three people have died, and 27 others have been rushed to hospital. One was seriously injured," Reuben Ndolo, the Nairobi regional police commander says.
The blast on Saturday night triggered a fire in several different parts of the multi-storey apartment building in Wuppertal city. Police were still trying to bring the fire under control on Sunday and are investigating the cause of the explosion.
The British government is set to test the cladding of some 4,000 buildings. Many believe the cladding on Grenfell Tower contributed to the fire that claimed the lives of at least 79 people.
The 15-storey Plasco building in Iran's capital collapsed as firefighters worked to douse flames engulfing its top floors. Local media are reporting that rescue services say at least 20 firefighters have been killed.
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