Five dead, 27 missing in Kisii building collapse

Five dead, 27 missing in Kisii building collapse
The 5-storey building that has collapsed in Kisii on Wednesday, October 11

Five people have been confirmed dead and 27 reported missing after a four-storey building at Membe area in Kisii town, collapsed Wednesday morning.

The building, which was still under construction, collapsed at around 8.30 am.

According to Julius Tinega, the director of the Disaster Management team in Kisii, many were pulled out of the building and rushed to hospital where they are recuperating.

Rescue operations are still underway though they are being hampered by heavy rains pounding the area.

Kenya Defence Forces rescue team has arrived at the scene with their state of the art machinery to help speed up the rescue efforts as situation gets worse for those trapped.



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