Seven die in build­ing col­lapse

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NAIROBI: At least seven peo­ple were killed on Wed­nes­day when a four-storey build­ing un­der con­struc­tion col­lapsed in West­ern Kenya, of­fi­cials said.

Pius Ma­sai Mwachi, Na­tional Disas­ter Man­age­ment Unit deputy di­rec­tor, said 22 peo­ple had been hos­pi­talised.

“A male adult is still miss­ing. Emer­gency res­cue op­er­a­tions have been called off,” he said.

Mwachi said the bod­ies had been pulled out of the rub­ble at Membe in the town of Kisii. He said res­cue op­er­a­tions were be­ing ham­pered by heavy rains pound­ing the area. – Xin­hua

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