Social media in an emergency - Kenyan Interior Ministry maintains calm using Twitter to communicate

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As you may know I've been in Kenya this week, speaking at Joomla!Day Kenya and carrying out some market research.  Today was my last day, so this morning when I went to check out of our apartment I was rather surprised when the reception team told me I wouldn't be flying anywhere!  There had been a massive fire at the main airport in Nairobi which started at 5am - at first I thought they were pulling my leg, but then I saw the photos ... it really is quite a miracle that nobody was hurt - but it looks like the majority of the airport has been destroyed.

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