Another disaster in Kiambu

January 10, 2010 12:00 am

, KIAMBU, Kenya, Jan 10 – Three people died early on Sunday after yet another building collapsed in Kiambu town.

Four others were injured and taken to hospital after the three-storey building which was under construction tumbled at around 2am following a heavy downpour.

The building had been condemned for destruction after structural faults were detected.

One person died immediately following the collapse, but rescuers from the military, the General Service Unit (GSU) and Red Cross retrieved two more bodies on Sunday morning.

The rescue workers spent the better part of the morning trying to clear the debris and reach down to the two who were still trapped.

But shortly after 12, they retrieved one body and located a second one.

Kiambu divisional Police chief Samwel Mukindia told Capital News that the three casualties were residents of an adjacent building.

Meanwhile, police have ordered evacuation from two other nearby buildings after they spotted cracks on them.


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