Death trap in Huruma
A five story building that was marked for demolition collapsed in Nairobis Huruma estate killing 3 people and injuring seven
A five-story building that was marked for demolition collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma estate killing 3 people and injuring seven. Two of those who died are said to be a man and his wife who were living in a structure adjacent to the ill-fated building that collapsed at around 1.30am on Sunday. The third person was retrieved dead from the rubble.
The search and rescue mission which was concluded at around Sunday Midday comprised of officers from the military, police, NYS, St John Ambulance, Red Cross, and Nairobi County
Due to the poor accessibility at the scene The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) resolved to knock down one side of temporary residential structures in order to create access for the rescue operation.
"National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) appeals to the members of the public to cooperate with the agencies on the ground to allow a smooth operation. We mind safety for all. Otherwise we have mobilized all the needed resources," NDMU said in a statement.
In April 2016 another building collapsed after a heavy down pour killing 51 occupants and injuring more than 100 people. The previous year 2015 another building had collapsed killing two people.
The frequent cases of buildings collapsing in this area have become a major concern and it brings to conclusion that the buildings in the area need to be evaluated to make sure that residents are safe.