Building collapses in Nairobi leaving seven people dead

Rescue efforts continuing as unknown number of people remain trapped in rubble

Kenyan security forces inspect the site of a collapsed building in Nairobi where at least seven people were killed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan security forces inspect the site of a collapsed building in Nairobi where at least seven people were killed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

Seven people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a residential building in a low-income area of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, police said.

Search and rescue efforts were continuing at the scene on Saturday morning.

Kenyan officials said the six-storey building collapsed on Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble.

The Kenya Red Cross said a search team managed to pull three children and an adult from the remains of the building in the Huruma area.

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