Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

The Death Toll of Nairobi’s Collapsed Building has Risen - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
Select Page

NAIROBI- After rescuers were still searching in the scene of the six-story building that collapsed in Nairobi’s Huruma residential estate on Friday, today the death toll in Kenya’s capital has risen to 7 where in addition to those who have lost their lives, the number of injured people so far remains still at 121, as stated by police on Saturday.

Meanwhile there are rescue operations that are still taking place to pull others from under the rubble.

Recalling that the building collapsed late on Friday following floods that were left in different parts of the city due to consecutive days of heavy rains.

Nairobi County police boss reported that so far 7 are confirmed to be dead, and 121 have been rescued and instantly rushed into be taken care of in different hospitable in Nairobi.

“The search and rescue operation is ongoing for people feared trapped inside the collapsed building of the six-storey building” the latter added.

Kenya Red Cross said on its Twitter feed late on Friday that people from 150 households were taking shelter in a nearby village. Further, Kenyan television stations showed on Saturday rescue and security workers examining through the rubble.

Noting that it is still not known how many people were in the building at the time of its collapse.