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Building collapses at Mamboleo area in Kisumu leaving several Injured

A building under construction collapsed on Monday afternoon at Mamboleo area in Kisumu and it is reported that at least three people were trapped in the rubble.

By evening they had managed to rescue several people. "It was not clear how many people were at the site during the tragedy but statistics showed that 60workers were present and several of them were rushed to various county hospitals." Said one of the construction workers.

According to eye witnesses the owner of the construction site was in the building taking pictures and monitoring the progress when it collapsed.

The rescue mission was carried out by the NCA officers, red cross and police officers but it was difficult due to lack of equipments hence making the exercise slower and hope for retrieving live bodies was minimal.

Two bodies of women were retrieved out of the rubbles by evening.

The National Construction Authority had stopped the construction of the building in May because it did not meet the safety and construction standards.

The question remains how did the construction continue after it was stopped yet it is believed that building inspectors often visit construction sites to carry out inspections.

Content created and supplied by: Faithiminza (via Opera News )

Kisumu Mamboleo NCA National Construction Authority

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