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Some 400 British holidaymakers have now returned to the UK from Kenya after 10 people were killed when two explosions hit the capital Nairobi.
The tourists were flown back from the East African country's other main town, Mombasa, by tour operators Thomson and First Choice.
The tour operators said that the last flight carrying British tourists back to the UK arrived at Gatwick airport last night at 10.30pm, while all outbound flights have been cancelled until 31 October.
Two clients with long-haul travel company Kuoni were also flown home yesterday, with the company not offering any more holidays to the Kenyan coast while the travel advice remains in place.
Two explosions in Nairobi yesterday and terrorist attacks earlier this month in and around the coastal town of Mombasa prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to amend its Kenya travel advice. The new advice warned against all but essential travel to parts of Mombasa.
This, in turn, led to some UK tour operators cancelling Kenya holidays, with around 500 British tourists being flown home in the last couple of days from Mombasa.The first plane carrying Thomson and First Choice holiday company tourists arrived early yesterday at Gatwick airport.
A second plane was due back from Mombasa last night, with Thomson and First Choice cancelling all flights to Kenya until the end of October.Two clients with long-haul travel company Kuoni were flown home yesterday, with the company not offering more holidays to the Kenyan coast for the time being.
Two explosions killed at least 10 people in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as British holidaymakers were being flown home early from the East African country's other main town Mombasa.
The death-toll figure was given by the Kenyan National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) which added that around 70 people had been injured and that one suspect had been arrested.
One of the blasts was reported to be on a 14-seat matatu tour bus. Both explosions were in the Gikombna Market area of the city at around 1pm yesterday.
Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre has reported that 10 people have been killed in twin blasts in the capital Nairobi. One suspect has been arrested, the emergency centre said.
At least four people have been killed in two explosions in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the country's the National Disaster Operation Centre has reported:
Several people were injured when at least one explosion rocked a market in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the country's National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) said.
"Explosion occurred in the vicinity of the Gikomba market. Several injured, no fatalities. emergency vehicles have been dispatched," NDOC said on its official Twitter handle. Kenyan media said mire than one blast had occurred.