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5-Storey Building Collapses In Uthiru

A 5-storey building collapsed in Uthiru, Nairobi, on Tuesday evening.

Several videos shared online showed the apartment block tilted to the side, lights still on, as onlookers raised alarm.

The Kenya Red Cross said it dispatched a team on Tuesday evening to respond to a five-story building that collapsed near Naivasha Villas in Uthiru.

According to Nairobi County Government, all 34 residents from the building have been located and are safe.

Nairobi Disaster Management Chief Officer Bramwel Simiyu said no casualties have been reported from the incident.

“The building was sinking slowly, and all the residents were able to jump out and manage to exit the building,” Simiyu said.

However, he said the county government emergency team will continue to scour the area as they wait for Kenya Defence Forces Assistance from Kahawa Barracks to deploy their sniffer dogs to establish a possibility of someone trapped in the debris.



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