Huruma Building tragedy may hit 19


Huruma Building tragedy may hit 19

The number of the dead at the collapsed Huruma Building could rise to nineteen after three more bodies were cited in the rubble. The National Disaster Management Unit says efforts are still underway to rescue the 69 who are yet to be accounted for.

More than twenty four hours later, the odds are not working for the rescue team. So far three bodies have been cited but getting to them is difficult. This could raise the number the dead from 16 to 19.

135 have been evacuated from the building so far.

Fresha Kalecha, a mother of two is part of the rescued. She, and her two children, are safe but nursing her broken hand. Part of the 69 not accounted for include her husband and sister in-law, who were in the house at the time of the tragic incident.

Sunday’s traffic of people at the site was controlled by the police and the National Youth Service, easing the movement of rescuers to the site but that could not solve all the problems of the rescue team.

At Kenyatta National Hospital, of the 70 patients brought in Saturday, 12 remain admitted but in stable conditions.

Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero, who visited the Huruma site earlier, promised to allocate two million shillings to go towards morgue and burial logistics.

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