At least three people have been confirmed dead, while eight have been successfully removed from the rubbles of a sunk building in Tassia Estate in Embakasi East, Nairobi.
Nairobi Regional Commissioner, Wilson Njenga, said a multi-agency team, comprising the Kenya Defence Forces, the disaster management unit, the Kenya Road Cross, among others, are on the ground aiding in rescue and body-retrieval operations.
Njenga says preliminary investigations indicate that the six-storey building that had 56 units came tumbling down at 8am due to structural defects.
The building’s caretaker told K24 Digital that the structure began showing signs of imminent collapse on Thursday, December 5.
“We asked the occupants to vacate the building when we saw the danger signs,” he said.
The Kenya Red Cross erected a tent near the scene, where relatives of the victims can give information in regard to their trapped kinspeople.