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First responders to Kenya airport fire looted bank, ATM, electronics

08/08/2013 12:44 EDT | Updated 10/08/2013 05:12 EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya - Officials in Kenya tell The Associated Press that first responders to the massive Nairobi airport fire looted electronics and banks during and after the blaze.

The officials said first responders stole electronics and money from an ATM. Another official said that police guarding the site overnight attempted to a take safe from a bank in the burned-out arrivals hall, which also houses several foreign currency exchange shops.

All four officials who described the alleged looting are close to the investigation. They insisted on anonymity because they weren't authorized to share the information before the investigation is complete.

The criminal investigations policeman for the airport, Joseph Ngisa, said he hasn't received formal complaints of theft and that police are waiting for affected institutions to report what they lost in the fire.