Photos: Six-Storey Building Collapses on Residential Home Killing Two in Ruaka
A six-storey building under construction has collapsed Thursday in Ruaka, Kiambu County, claiming two lives.
This is the second building collapse in the Nairobi metro area in a week, coming just days after a building under construction came tumbling down in Kasarani.
The building in Ruaka collapsed over a neighboring residential home whose occupants were sleeping at the time of the incident.
Emergency responders say three survivors have been taken to the hospital.
Samuel Kahura, head of the Kiambu Fire Brigade and Rescue Service, said the rescue operation is ongoing.
''We believe more people could be under the rubble and we have teamed up with other agencies including Kenya Red Cross, military and police officers to rescue those trapped,’’ Mr. Kahura said.
This is the second building to come down in the country this week.
On Tuesday, a building under construction collapsed in Kasarani, Nairobi killing at least three people.