Four Missing, Including Three Children, as Apartment Building Collapses in Nairobi

A tragic incident unfolded in the Kenyan capital as a five-storey apartment building collapsed on Tuesday night, leaving four individuals, including three children, unaccounted for, according to local authorities.
The cause of the collapse, which occurred in Uthiru, situated northwest of the city centre, remains unknown, stated Bramwel Simiyu, Nairobi’s chief officer for disaster management.
“At 10:00 pm (1900 GMT), all families except four persons have been located,” Simiyu reported. “The four missing persons include a nanny and two children from one household, as well as a 10-year-old girl from another residence.” He further announced that detailed investigations would commence on Wednesday to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.
Emergency response teams dispatched by the Kenya Red Cross swiftly responded to the scene, where they attended to 10 individuals with minor injuries.
This calamity adds to the challenges faced by the Nairobi area, which has been severely affected by relentless rains and floods, contributing to widespread devastation nationwide. The ongoing crisis has claimed the lives of approximately 230 individuals and displaced over 200,000 people.
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