Three dead, four rescued in collapsed Murang’a building
Three construction workers have been confirmed dead in the four-story building which collapsed on Tuesday in Murang’a, the region’s Deputy County Commissioner has said.
Four workers who were also inside the building at the time of the incident have been rescued and are receiving treatment at Murang’a Level 5 Hospital.
The building, which was still under construction, collapsed on Monday, June 19, in the Sagana area of Murang’a Town at approximately 4:30 pm.
Murang’a East Deputy County Commissioner who was present at the site said rescue efforts will continue as it is suspected that around 20 people were in the building when it collapsed.
Various organizations, including the National Disaster Management Unit, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Red Cross, and the county government, have mobilized personnel and machinery to lead the ongoing rescue operations.
The military is currently overseeing the operation.
Additionally, the Red Cross has set up tents in the vicinity for support and monitoring purposes.
According to Patrick Mukuria, the County Commissioner of Murang’a, only 11 individuals were inside the building at the time of the collapse.
The Governor of Murang’a has affirmed that those responsible for the construction will face legal consequences.