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Death toll in Kenya building collapsed rises to 26

Death toll in Kenya building collapsed rises to 26


Police in Kenya have announced that the death toll from the collapse of a six-storey building in Nairobi last Friday has risen to 26.

Among those declared dead is the mother of a seven-month-old baby rescued from the rubble three days after the collapse of the building.

The owners of the building have been interrogated by authorities following instructions from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Several people are still missing and rescuers say hopes are fading of finding any more survivors.

More than 136 residents have been rescued and taken to the hospital.

According to city officials, the building had been earmarked for demolition after inspection. The owner of the building and others have been charged before court and been granted bail.

It went down at night after days of heavy downpour.