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Over 120 survivors rescued from Kenya building collapse

Over 120 survivors rescued from Kenya building collapse


With dozens feared trapped in the rubble, rescuers are not about to give up.

They have pulled out more than 120 survivors from the collapsed building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. But the search is becoming increasingly desperate as the hours go by.

One man with no news of his family says he was called by them just before the tragedy.

“They told me that the house was shaking and on arriving here, I found that the house had already collapsed down,” said Willingtone Ochange, a local resident.

At least seven people are known to have died when the residential building crashed to the ground late on Friday.

Using their bare hands, rescue teams are seeking signs of life.

Days of heavy rain are thought to be behind the disaster, which has raised fears for other structures in the area. Poor building standards are common in Kenya and this is a disadvantaged part of the city.

With families distraught and many now homeless, emergency workers are doing what they can.


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