Building collapses in Nairobi amid heavy rains, scores injured

uni1462010283{Big News}- NAIROBI, Kenya – A six-storey building reportedly collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi with 14 people confirmed to be dead.

The collapse reportedly occurred amid torrential rains.

According to reports, 121 people have been injured and rescue missions spearheaded by the Kenya Red Cross are still underway as they continue to sort through rubble and debris to find bodies.

Reports added that 150 households were affected, and two building in the over-populated Huruma neighbourhood were being evacuated to prevent potential collapses.

Further, Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke plans to launch an investigation into the cause of the collapse, to confirm if “all the procedures were followed when it was constructed.”

This investigation is believed to be in light of the usage of materials of questionable quality in construction while Nairobi continues to experience a building boom that began a few years ago.

(Photo: Nation Media Group)

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