7 Storey Building Collapses in Kilifi

  • Kilifi Police Commander Frederick Ochieng' confirmed reports of a building crash that occurred early on Friday morning.

    A seven-storey building is said to have collapsed with an unknown number of people feared to be trapped under the rubble.

    The building in Malindi constituency is also said to have been still under construction at the time of the crash.

    Disaster management teams were deployed to the scene as speculation attributed the crash to recent floods that have hit the region.

    Seven people, among them four women and two children, were rescued from the debris and attended to by first responders who were at the scene.

    Two more people were heard crying out for help from under the wreckage as rescue teams worked to get to them.

    Those rescued from the rubble were living on the lower floors of the building as contractors worked to build the upper floors.

    One person was, however, reported dead at the scene.

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