PHOTOS: 5-storey building collapses in Kariobangi


PHOTOS: 5-storey building collapses in Kariobangi

Residents of Kariobangi on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief after a five-storey building that had been marked for demolition collapsed.

According to residents, tenants in the building had moved out yesterday (Monday) fearing that the building was going to collapse.

There were no casualties or injuries reported in the incident.

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This comes just one day after three people died and seven others were seriously injured after a wall fell on them as they worked.

The men had been digging a trench next to the wall when the unfortunate incident happened.

According to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Alex Sanaika Ole Magelo, the construction was being done without consultation with the county government.

Kariobangi building collapse

Mr Magelo added that the house next to the wall had been marked for demolition as it had been built on riparian land.

The speaker also said that the rescue team responded late, adding that the contractor had escaped the scene.

Additional reporting by Immaculate Ochieng. Photos by Paul Chirchir

 

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