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06 Dec 2019 | 10:04 AM UTC

Kenya: Building collapse kills three in Nairobi December 6

At least three killed after residential building collapses in Nairobi December 6; rescue operations ongoing

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Event

A residential building collapsed in Nairobi on Friday, December 6, killing at least three people and injuring 27 others. Rescue and recovery operations are ongoing as of Friday evening (local time) to free people believed to be trapped underneath the rubble. Authorities have cordoned off the site and have advised people to avoid the area over the coming hours.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area until the scene has been cleared.

Advice

Individuals in Nairobi are advised to avoid the area of the incident, keep abreast of the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.