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Residents ordered to vacate Ruaka apartments after parking lot collapse

Five vehicles were damaged when the parking space caved-in due to construction work at an adjacent plot/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 8 – Residents of an apartment block in Ruaka have been ordered out after a section of the parking lot caved-in early Wednesday morning.

Five vehicles were damaged when the parking space caved-in due to construction work at an adjacent plot.

According to Danny Mungai who lives in the block, the incident occurred Tuesday night following heavy rains.

“At around 2.15am following a long night of rains, we heard a loud sound like thunder and immediately, our watchmen came knocking on our doors and when we went outside, we realised that part of the perimeter wall had collapsed and part of the parking had caved in,” he stated.

Five vehicles were damaged when the parking space caved-in due to construction work at an adjacent plot/COURTESY

Residents are now counting losses, with fears of more damage in the remaining section.

“Some cars were hanging on the edge, and there was one car which was inside the ditch. There is some construction going on just next door to our apartments. We were able to remove our cars,” Mungai narrated.

“We managed to pull three cars from the edge, but unfortunately we were not able to remove some cars.”

Residents are now counting losses, with fears of more damage in the remaining section/COURTESY

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