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Uthiru building collapse: All 34 tenants are safe

Kenya Defence Forces will comb the scene to ensure and eliminate any possibility of individuals trapped in the debris.

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The five storey building came down between 9.30 pm and 10.00 pm on Tuesday, May 7

All 34 residents of the collapsed building in Nairobi’s Mountain View Ward have been located and are safe.

Nairobi Disaster Management Chief Officer Bramwel Simiyu has clarified there were no casualties from the Tuesday night incident.

“All 34 residents of the collapsed building in Nairobi’s Mountain View Ward have been located and are safe. There is no causality” he said.

“Earlier concerns about four missing residents, including a 10-year-old girl, have been cleared. Earlier concerns about four missing residents, including a 10-year-old girl, have been cleared” he added.

Simuyu said the building was sinking slowly, and all the residents were able to jump out and manage to exit the building.

He however said the Nairobi City County emergency team continued to scour the scene while awaiting assistance from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from Kahawa Barracks, who will bring the sniffer dogs to ensure and eliminate any possibility of individuals trapped in the debris.

Simuyu said there is one house with a gas flame that will be allowed to burn out safely.

“The Nairobi City County Government is providing immediate humanitarian aid for the night and plans to provide further support and facilitate reintegration,” he said.

The Kenya Red Cross said one female, was rescued immediately and was taken to the hospital by well-wishers.

10 others were treated at the scene by the Red Cross Action team.

“As of now, all tenants have been accounted for,” the organization said on X.

 

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