A Building Under Construction Collapses In Kisumu, Several Feared Trapped

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A two-storey building under construction collapsed on Monday in Mamboleo Kisumu County.


Among those trapped in the building were three women who usually vend food at the site, While six other construction workers were rushed to the  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital with multiple injuries.

Speaking to the media, one of the construction workers Joseph Okeyo who survived the accident said the ordeal happened so fast that nobody would be rescued.

“We were having lunch on site and I had just left them serving my colleagues before the incident happened,

We did not anticipate what happened. We just heard a cracking sound and then the building collapsed” he said.

A mother and child were also rescued from the rubble.

According to the Kisumu East Sub-County Police Commander James Musyimi, he said that the building collapsed at around 13:30hrs.

He said that the police have since launched the investigation of what happened, and they will soon know the number of the people who were at the site at the time of the accident.

This comes barely a week after a five-storey building collapsed in Kinoo, Kiambu County.






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