5 Storey Building Collapses in Makongeni, Nairobi

At least 7 people were rescued from the collapsed building with others feared to be trapped.

 

The building which was still under construction collapsed at dawn and caught many unawares.

 

Police say 4 among those who were rescued were referred to Kenyatta National Hospital and are currently undergoing treatment.

 

Among the first people to arrive at the site was Nairobi Deputy governor Jonathan Mweke who said the five storey building had not been approved by the inspectorate.

 

Police have launched a manhunt for the owner of the building who has since gone into hiding.

 

Rescue operations are still underway.

 

By Wangui Ngechu

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