Forty-eight hours since the disastrous building collapse in Tassia Estate, Nairobi the Kenya Defence Force Disaster Response Unit has deepened the operation in search of the 26 people reported missing.
Five people have been confirmed dead and 33 rescued from the debris so far, as hopes of getting the remaining 26 alive slowly fade away.
“Five people are confirmed dead, but we cannot give out the names before we contact their families, we cannot lose hope, we will go underneath until we reach the bottom of the building,” assistant county commissioner James Wanyoike offered a glimmer of hope.
The rescue teams have been working endlessly since Friday morning but are yet to get to the bottom of the building majority of victims are believed to be trapped, among them a group of children who had gone to play video games at a cyber café within the building.
The owner of the building who is reported to have gone AWOL is yet to be determined or made known to the public.
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