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20 People Trapped after a building collapse in Kisumu

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Rescue operations are underway after a building under construction collapsed in Mamboleo Estate, Kisumu County.

Over 20 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of the two-storey building which crumbled to the ground on Monday today.

Preliminary reports indicate that several people had been rescued and rushed t the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital by Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses who spoke to reporters, the building collapsed at some minutes past 1:00 pm.

"We did not anticipate what happened. We just heard a cracking sound and then the building collapsed. We were having lunch on site and I had just left her serving my colleagues before the incident happened," a worker identified as Joseph Okayo told journalists at the scene.

Confirming the incident, Kisumu East sub-county Police Commander James Musigimi stated that the authorities had begun investigations into the collapse.

It's our prayer that all the people who are trapped inside get rescued.

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James Musigimi Kisumu Kisumu County Kisumu East Mamboleo

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