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Six rescued from rubble of collapsed building in Huruma

Six people have so far been rescued from a residential building that collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi on Friday evening following a heavy downpour.

According to Kenya Red Cross (KRC), three adults and a child were pulled from the rubble and taken to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment on Friday evening.

Two more people were rescued Saturday morning.

KRC on its Twitter account stated that that 150 families affected after the building collapsed are camping at a chief’s camp in Kanyago, Easthleigh.

Rescuers were still combing through rubble searching for survivors on Saturday morning.

A help desk has been set up near the scene to help families trace their missing kin.

Three people have so far died and several others injured in Nairobi County following the heavy rains.

The three died after a perimeter wall on Lenana Road collapsed Friday afternoon.

KRC on Saturday said at least 1,000 people have been displaced in Mathare and Mukuru slums.

“Following heavy rains that hit Nairobi yesterday (Friday), KRC Nairobi branch has begun conducting assessment in Mathare and Mukuru. It is estimated that about 1,000 households were displaced in the two areas,” KRC stated in a post on Twitter.