6-story building collapsed in Kenya's Nairobi, two people killed

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6 December 2019

A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital on Friday, officials said, with at least two people killed and others trapped in the debris, APA reports citing Associated Press.

Associated Press video showed people cheering as one dust-covered person was carried away on a stretcher, one arm outstretched. Shortly afterward the crowd hushed as another person was carried away but covered completely by a blanket.

Nairobi county police chief Philip Ndolo said at least 10 people had been rescued by residents of Tassia estate using their bare hands. Eight people had been taken to a hospital, Nairobi regional commissioner Wilson Njenga said.

“Tragedy has struck us again," public works official Gordon Kihalangwa said. “Some people have been trapped inside and we are doing our best to free them."