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Seven storey building collapse in Kenya kills 2, injures 38 others


Nairobi -- Two people have been confirmed dead and 38 others injured after a seven-storey building collapsed at Huruma estate in Nairobi on Sunday night.

The building collapsed after the top four floors built in quick succession put pressure on the first three floors.

The Kenya Red Cross Society says one more person was rescued from the rubble Monday, with an unknown number of people believed  to be trapped as rescue operations continued.

Speaking to a local radio station was  Tom Odongo, executive in charge of Housing and Planning where he defended the Kenya government against accusations that they are not doing enough to ensure buildings in Nairobi are structurally sound.

Odongo, said the responsibility of ensuring that a building is safe for habitation lies with the developer and the inhabitants.

The Kenyatta National Hospital recorded a total of 28 casualties: 12 male and 16 female with 25 patients treated and discharged.

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  1. edwin

    May 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    why building i

    s colapsing every each years . and its happen during raining seasons . how do we stop this habit

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