Four-storey building collapses in Kericho town


Four-storey building collapses in Kericho town
Tebs View Court in Kericho that collapsed on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

A four-storey building collapsed in Kericho town on Tuesday night.

Tebs View Court that has 6 two-bedroomed houses sank at around 8pm.

Most of the occupants managed to escape but there were fears that a 7-year-old boy was still trapped inside one of the houses.

According to eyewitnesses, only the upper storey remained intact.

A view of Tebs View Court in Kericho that collapsed on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY
A view of Tebs View Court in Kericho that collapsed on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

 

No casualty had been reported at the time of publishing this article.

Red Cross officials arrived at the scene to coordinate the rescue mission.

According to some of the tenants who spoke to Citizen Digital, the apartment was allegedly constructed on top of a sink pit.

This is what they suspect may have been the cause of the incident.

They also revealed that the apartment had started showing signs of collapsing since Sunday but apparently pleas to the owner to evacuate them fell on deaf ears.

 

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