Two dead after building collapses in Kenya
Three others who were rescued are being treated at a hospital.
Two people have been killed in a collapsed building in the Kenyan capital, police in Nairobi said.
Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit says a rescue operation is under way after a five-story residential building collapsed early on Sunday in Nairobi’s Huruma Ngei neighbourhood.
He said a body was pulled from the rubble and another person who was rescued alive later died.
UPDATE: TWO dead, seven others injured and treated on site by St John Ambulance after a five-storey building collapsed at Huruma pic.twitter.com/hgoBzrS87M— St John Ambulance (@StJohnKenya) June 3, 2018
He said three others who were rescued are being treated at a hospital.
Building collapses have become common in Nairobi, where four million people live in low-income areas or slums.
Housing is in high demand and unscrupulous developers often bypass building regulations.