A Kenyan official states that a six-story construction has collapsed from the capital, Nairobi, with a few folks feared to be trapped in the debris.
Nairobi county police leader Philip Ndolo said Friday the 10 individuals were rescued by taxpayers of Tassia estate with their bare hands. Military personnel have come to help with the search and rescue operation.
Building collapses are common in Nairobi, in which home is in high demand and unscrupulous programmers often skip regulations.
Following eight buildings collapsed and killed 15 people in Kenya in 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered an audit of all of the nation’s buildings to find out whether they had been around code.
The National Construction Authority found that 58 percent of buildings in Nairobi were unfit for habitation.