14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse


NAIROBI: Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors. One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of debris shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building collapsed Friday night. “We have lost seven people after the house collapsed last night,” Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome told Agence France-Presse. “We have 121 others who have been rescued and taken to hospital.” Kenya Red Cross said a total of 150 households had been affected. Two neighboring buildings in the densely populated and poor Huruma neighborhood were declared unsafe on Saturday and are being evacuated.



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