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133 people rescued from rubble of collapsed Huruma building

Rescue workers  have so far managed to pull out more than 133 people from the rubble of the collapsed building in Hurama.

Kenya Defence Forces have been deployed to assist in rescue operations.

According to the National Disaster Operations Centre officials, people are still trapped in the building as voices can be heard in the rubble.

County officials said seven people have been confirmed dead and that the number could rise as search and rescue efforts continue.

An aerial view of the collpased building in Huruma. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI
An aerial view of the collpased building in Huruma. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI

The six-storey building collapsed heavy rains in Nairobi. County officials have said the construction of building was not approved by City Hall because the location is too close to a river.

The six-storey building had 198 rental rooms.

Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke has ordered people residing in adjacent buildings to evacuate immediately to avoid a similar disaster.