A high-rise building under construction on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Nairobi collapsed on a neighbor’s house on Thursday, killing two people, officials said.
Three other people have been rescued from the family home next to the collapsed building in the suburb of Roca.
“They were already dead when the ambulance came,” Frederick Kamau, one of the sons of the couple who died in the fall, told The Associated Press.
Scattered household items and furniture from the couple’s home were on display at the site as Camus showed photographs of his late parents.
At least two people have been killed and others trapped after a six-story building collapsed in Kenya, officials say
This is the second such early-morning collapse this week as construction officials warn of unauthorized constructions coming up in the city and its suburbs.
A multi-storey building collapsed in the city on Tuesday, trapping construction workers inside.
Three people were confirmed dead in the incident, and the owner of the building, who is expected to be arrested and charged, is at large.
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Building collapses are common in Nairobi, where housing is in high demand and unscrupulous developers often ignore regulations.
After eight buildings collapsed in Kenya in 2015, killing 15 people, the presidency ordered an audit of all buildings in the country to see if they were up to code. The National Construction Authority found that 58 percent of buildings in Nairobi were unfit for habitation.