Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Death toll from collapsed building in Kenya rises to 22

Death toll from a residential building which collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi last Friday has risen to 22 after two more bodies were retrieved on Monday.

Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre director Colonel Nathan Kigotho said 135 people have so far been rescued from the six-story building, which collapsed due to heavy rains which pounded Nairobi on Friday evening.

"Rescuers retrieved two more bodies from the rubble on Monday bringing the death toll so far to 22. We have also rescued 135 people from the rubble and operation still continues," Kigotho told Xinhua by telephone. 
 [Xinhua - globaltimes.cn - china.org.cn]

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