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Woman pulled out of Embakasi building rubble alive succumbs to injuries

The woman was pulled out of the rubble on Tuesday night alive before she succumbed/MUTHONI NJUKI

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – The mother of the two children rescued on Tuesday night from the debris of the building that collapsed in Pipeline has succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment in hospital.

National Disaster Management Unit Spokesman Pius Masai who is coordinating the search and rescue mission however says the two children also rescued from the site on Tuesday night are in stable condition though hospitalised.

The death of the lady brings the toll to two since the building collapsed on Monday night, with a boy’s body having been retrieved last night.

“Unfortunately the one female adult believed to be the mother of the rescued children succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital which brings the number of the dead to two,” Masai said in a statement.

The four are part of a family of five people who had been reported missing following the tragedy.

The search and rescue operation continued on Wednesday morning.

Over 100 families were evacuated from the building a few hours before it collapsed.

“We are appealing to well-wishers to donate food and non-food items to support the victims,” Masai appealed.

The operation is being carried out by a multi-agency team led by the NDMU and the Kenya Defence Forces.

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