STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

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– STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

-Live footage on Kenyan television showed survivors being pulled out of the rubble

-Number of casualties still unknown

STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

A six-storey building has collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi as heavy rain plays havoc across the country, BBC reported

At least three people have died, KTN television reported, but others have been pulled from the rubble alive.

With the number of people trapped still unknown, Rescue workers have continued digging through wreckage amid what the Red Cross called “chaotic scenes”

Torrential rainfall in Kenya in recent days has caused landslides, washed away houses and flooded roads.

STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

The pictures showed rescuers lifting rubble with their bare hands. At one point the crowd erupted into cheers when a baby was pulled out alive. According to KTN, more than 50 people have been rescued so far, BBC reported.

Till now, there has been no independent confirmation of the death toll.

STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

In a neighboring county, two boys have been reported missing after going herding, according to the Red Cross. Earlier on Friday at least three people were killed when a wall collapsed in an area of Nairobi, according to local media.

President Uhuru Kenyatta last year ordered an audit of all the buildings in the country after a spate of collapses.

STORY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN KENYA, SCORES TRAPPED

The same area of Nairobi saw another collapse early last year, with at least two people killed. Poor construction standards are frequently blamed for such incidents.