At least 2 people die after building collapses in Kenya

08:03, June 15, 2011      

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People gather at the scene of collapsed building in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, June 14, 2011. A six-story building under construction in Nairobi collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least two people and leaving 14 missing, officials said. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

At least two people died and dozens of others were injured after a building under construction collapsed in a residential estate in Nairobi, a humanitarian agency confirmed on Tuesday.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said the six-storey building, which was under construction along the North Airport Road in Embakasi constituency in Nairobi, collapsed, trapping mainly the construction workers. "The building, which is next to the Kenya Builders Company carved in at about 11 a.m. (0800 GMT) hours this morning. So far, two people have lost their lives while six others were rescued from the collapsed building and taken to Kenyatta National Hospital," the KRCS said in a statement.

There are fears that more people could still be trapped in the building. The relief agency said its personnel are on the site, working with other stakeholders in rescue and evacuation efforts.

Many Kenyans have lost their lives after several buildings collapsed that are under construction in the recent past in Kenya.

Previous cases have been attributed to the use of substandard materials, poor workmanship and complicity by corrupt officials from local council officials who are supposed to inspect buildings under construction in the east African nation.

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Source: Xinhua
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