Eight killed as six-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital

Eight people were killed after a six-storey building collapsed amid heavy rain in Nairobi, a regional official confirmed on Saturday.

Rescuers spent Saturday morning trying to reach those trapped under the rubble of the building in the Huruma neighbourhood, Deputy County Governor Jonathan Mueke said.

"This is a very delicate rescue operation," Mueke told reporters at the site of the building that collapsed on Friday night.

"We can still hear some voices from underground and we believe we will reach them in time."

Mueke said 81 people had been rescued so far.

The Kenya Red Cross said its ambulances had taken three children and one adult to hospital. Some 150 households were affected by the collapse, it said on Twitter.

The collapse follows heavy rains in the Kenyan capital that claimed at least three lives when a wall collapsed earlier in nearby Mathare district, local newspapers reported online.

Last update: Sat, 30/04/2016 - 12:41

More from World

Watchdog: Over 60 per cent of east Aleppo captured by Syrian regime

More than 60 per cent of the rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo has now fallen to Syrian government forces, a...

Nine dead, 25 missing after fire at California warehouse party

At least nine people died and 25 were missing after a fire broke out during a party at a warehouse in the US state...

Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least four, injures 10

A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least four civilians, police and witnesses...

Egypt's top court revokes police power on protests

Egypt's top court has quashed power granted to police to ban street protests.

Indonesian police release seven accused of treason

Indonesian police on Saturday released seven people, including two former generals and a rock star, a day after they...