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7-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital, at least 15 missing

Sun Online Desk     13th June, 2017 02:18:58 printer

7-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital, at least 15 missing

Fifteen people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed on Monday night in an eastern suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

 

The building located in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi in eastern Nairobi was reported to have developed cracks and dozens of residents were evacuated before it collapsed.

 

The Kenya Red Cross tweeted that response teams were at the scene, in the Kware Pipeline Embakasi area.

 

The police told local media that 121 people have been rescued while the Saint John’s Ambulance service said 15 were missing.

 

The Star newspaper said dozens of people had been evacuated moments before the collapse.

 

The co-ordinator of the rescue efforts, Pius Masai, said that more than 100 people had been accounted for, but added that some people may still be trapped.

 

"Rescue efforts are ongoing," he said in a statement, and appealed for people with access to "cutters, drillers and any other extrication equipment" to help with the search.

 

Rescuers appealed for help from the public in the search for the missing

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