Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Not less than 15 people missing in Kenya building disaster

A report from Kenya says, at least, fifteen people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed on Monday night in an eastern suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Kenya local newspaper (Star Newspaper) said dozens of people had been evacuated moments before the collapse.

Witnesses told the paper that the building had been condemned after cracks appeared in its walls.

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.

Rescuers appealed for help from the public with access to "cutters, drillers and any other extrication equipment" to help with the search for the missing people.

Disaster management authorities said 121 people had made it to safety before the collapse.

A reports says, some people re-entered the building apparently to collect their belongings, during the process, the building caved in, and possibly trapping them.

Police authorities said they do not know how many people are trapped.

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