Several people were blank on Tuesday after a seven-storey building collapsed overnight in a Kenyan collateral of Nairobi, rescue officials said. Residents were evacuated to reserve when a building grown cracks and afterwards collapsed, military said.
“There are people reported blank in a tragedy,” a comparison military officer said. A sum of 121 people are accounted for, pronounced Pius Masai, emissary conduct of communications during a National Disaster Management Unit.
“It is believed that some people might have been trapped. Rescue efforts are ongoing,” he pronounced in a statement. He “appealed to anyone with cutters, drillers and any other deliverance equipment” to support hunt and rescue efforts.
The occurrence occurred late on Monday in a Quarry area in Mukuru Kwa Reuben dive in a sprawling city’s southeast. Building collapses are a memorable problem in Kenya, where construction standards are enervated by ongoing corruption.
In Apr 2016, 49 people were killed when a six-storey building collapsed in northeastern Nairobi after torrential rain.