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One dead, two injured after wall collapses in Kahawa Wendani

The site where the wall collpased in Kahawa Wendani. PHOTO | COURTESY
The site where the wall collpased in Kahawa Wendani. PHOTO | COURTESY
One person died and two others were seriously injured when a wall collapsed in Kahawa Wendani.

One person died and two others were seriously injured when a wall bordering a building under construction collapsed in Kahawa Wendani.

The wall, according to witnesses, collapsed at 11 a.m on Tuesday.

The victims were working on the site when the wall fell on them, said another worker who was lucky to be standing at some distance from the wall.

“The wall was old and weak, and the ongoing excavations next to it may have contributed to the disaster,” said area MCA Cyrus Omondi.

The MCA said there may have been about 100 people working at the site at the time of the disaster.

He added that the dead and the injured have been taken to Thika Level 5 Hospital.

The owner of the property was however not available even as rescue operations by the Kenya Red Cross still went on.

The county planning team and the police are looking for the owner of the building under construction since he let workers work on the site knowing that the wall was weak.



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