Hunt for sur­vivors in rub­ble

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Kenyan res­cuers are con­tin­u­ing to search for sur­vivors of a res­i­den­tial build­ing that col­lapsed on Fri­day as of­fi­cials said the death toll rose to 16 and 73 peo­ple are missing. Pius Ma­sai of Kenya’s Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Unit con­firmed the death toll yes­ter­day. Au­thor­i­ties had ini­tially said the build­ing had six storeys but it has emerged that the ground and first floor had sunk. The build­ing had been de­clared un­fit for hu­man habi­ta­tion by Kenya’s Na­tional Con­struc­tion Author­ity but was not torn down. Nairobi gov­er­nor Evan Kidero said bribe- tak­ing of­fi­cers in his gov­ern­ment are re­spon­si­ble for al­low­ing con­trac­tors by­pass build­ing codes. He vowed to fire those re­spon­si­ble. Po­lice have or­dered the build­ing’s owner to turn him­self in for ques­tion­ing.

EMER­GENCY: Res­cue per­son­nel search for sur­vivors

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