One dead, several trapped as five-storey building collapses in Gachie

Rubble of building that collapsed in Gachie on August 30, 2021. [Wacuka Kiarie, Standard]

A five-storey building under construction collapsed in Gachie, Kiambu County this afternoon.

One person has died while nine others have been rescued from the rubble. 

Several others were still trapped by 7:15 pm today.

Rescue efforts are underway. [Wacuka Kiarie, Standard]

According to Kiambaa Sub County Deputy Commander Peter Maina, the nine were taken to Kihara Level IV Hospital with injuries but in stable condition.

The building is said to have caved in at around 2 pm when the workers were putting up a slab for the sixth floor.

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