2 rescued alive, 2 bodies recovered from Embakasi building tragedy

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Courtesy, Kenya Red Cross
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The Kenya Red Cross society has announced that so far 2 people have been pulled out of the building alive with a third having succumbed to injuries soon after rescue. The fourth victim’s body was recovered from the rubble within the same timeframe.

The survivors-two children were rushed to the Nairobi west hospital.

Courtesy, Kenya Red Cross
Courtesy, Kenya Red Cross

The rescue officials have confirmed that the two children have been pulled out of the rubble alive but a woman pulled out of the rubble afterwards succumbed to her injuries moments after being rescued.

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A mother and her 3 children; 2 boys and a girl had been among those trapped inside.

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Earlier reports indicated that 5 people were still missing and rescuers have so far only been able to account for 4 out of the 5.

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Rescue officials revealed that so far 23 survivors have been attended to through psychosocial support services with 16 adults handled by KRCS and 7 children receiving psychological aid by the Child Welfare Society

With the latest update to the ongoing efforts to rescue potential survivors form the ill fated building in Kware area of Embakasi, Kenyans have expressed their distress at the incident, pointing a finger of blame at the authorities and rogue developers for the tragedy.

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On social media, under the hashtag #Kwarebuildingcollapse, Kenyans lamented what some termed as a preventable disaster, calling for action against relevant authorities and those found responsible for the fateful oversight.

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