Woman rescued succumbs, as two other children pulled out alive in collapsed Kware building

Ongoing rescue operations at the debris of the collapsed building in Kware, Embakasi. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: A woman and two children were on Tuesday rescued from the debris of a collapsed building in Kware, Embakasi Nairobi.

According to Kenya Red Cross, the woman who was rescued  succumbed to her injuries.

Two other children have been rescued in the search and rescue operations since the house collapsed on Monday night.

According to twitter updates by Kenya Redcross, so far two lives have been rescued while two other lives have been lost.



Meanwhile, about five  people are believed to be still trapped inside the rubble of the collapsed building.

According to deputy director National Disaster Management Unit,Pius Maasai , five people are still missing ever since the rescue operation began.

Figures given by  the caretaker of  the collapsed  building and other officers, show that 4 people of the same family and another person who was living at the 7th floor of the building, are said to be have been left behind while the rest adhered to the call of evacuation moments before the building crumbled in.

“128  people have so far been  evacuated but  in 4th floor  there is still a family and in the ` 7th floor there is one person still missing.” said Masai.
The incident comes as a total of 49 people died in May last year when a building collapsed during a heavy, nighttime downpour in Huruma slum.