4 feared dead after building’s scaffolds collapse in Eastleigh

Four construction workers on Saturday lost their lives after a building’s scaffolds collapsed along Muratina Road in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.

While confirming the unfortunate incident, the Kenya Red Cross team issued a statement noting that the collapse of the scaffolding killed four on the spot and left 15 others injured.

The building identified as Kuja B Estate collapsed when the workers on site were working. Those injured were evacuated to Kenyatta Hospital and other medical facilities.

“Kuja B Estate building scaffolds collapse A multi-agency Search and Rescue operation ongoing. 15 casualties have been evacuated to Kenyatta Hospital and other facilities. 4 fatalities were reported. KRCS Nairobi to set up a PSS and Tracing desk. More updates to follow,” Kenya Red Cross said.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei noted that police have launched investigations. He clarified that all workers on duty had been confirmed and accounted for therefore they do not expect to find any more victims trapped in the rubble.

“We have confirmed four deaths and are investigating the tragedy,” Bungei said.

Source: K24 TV

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