TRAGEDY

[PHOTOS] Scores trapped as Tassia tragedy death toll rises to 4

A rescue team is at the scene in an operation led by the Kenya Defence Forces

In Summary

• Njega said the eight who had been rescued were rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital.

• The bodies were taken to City Mortuary.

Rescue operation ongoing in Tassia on December 6, 2019.
Rescue operation ongoing in Tassia on December 6, 2019.
Image: ENOS TECHE

The death toll has risen to four, following the collapse of a six-storey building in Tassia, Embakasi. 

A total of 29 people have been rescued from the rubble so far.

Nairobi regional commissioner Wilson Njega said the two deaths had been confirmed by 1.30pm on Friday.

Njega said the eight who had been rescued were rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital. The bodies were taken to City Mortuary.

He said that a rescue team arrived at the scene on time and that the operation led by the Kenya Defence Forces was going on well.  

Nyega said the collapsed building had 57 houses comprising single rooms and bedsitters.

Public Works PS Gordon Kihalangwa said they will crack down on all buildings that have not met the construction authority standards.  

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino visited the scene and lauded the reinforcement by the government and the work of the KDF officers.