NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
At least two people were killed and
six others injured on Wednesday after a residential building
collapsed in Nairobi’s Pipeline area.
Pius Masai, National Disaster
Management Unit (NDMU) Deputy Director and Communication
Officer, confirmed the death toll, saying the injured have been
rushed to hospital and that the rescue teams went to the site to
carry out searches.
“It’s unfortunate that two people have
been confirmed dead and six injured and among them one is
critical,” Masai said.
He said the one-story temporary
structure collapsed when it was being demolished by persons
believed to have been hired by the owner. Masai said relevant
agencies are investigating the incident.
Residents living in the area said the
building had just one floor and that it had been marked for
demolition. “Police have cordoned off the area amid rescue
efforts,” said one of the residents.