Two People Dead, Several Trapped as 4-Story Building Collapses in Kisii

Two People Dead, Several Trapped as 4-Story Building Collapses in Kisii

The death toll from the collapse of a building in Kisii has risen to six.

Various emergency teams are now on the ground attempting to rescue those trapped inside.

A total of seven bodies were recovered Wednesday evening as rescues continued to search through the rubbles of a collapsed three-storey building in Kisii.

County director disaster management officer Julius Tinega said the victims succumbed to injuries at Christamarriane hospital where they were rushed for treatment.

The incident has rekindled the controversy over unregulated construction in the town with one of the biggest populations in the country.

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More than 30 others are feared to be trapped inside the building as rescue operations continue.

He said the number of those trapped will be known upon completion of the rescue operation.

He went to check and saw the building had collapsed.

According to eye witnesses, the building was in its third floor when it came tumbling down.

Last year, a number of people died after an eight storey building collapsed in Kisii Town.

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