[PHOTOS] Rescue operations ongoing at Kasarani's collapsed building

The seven-storey building was under construction when it collapsed.

In Summary

• Earlier, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja visited the scene of the collapsed building.

• The Governor called for the arrest of the developer.

Rescue teams carry body of the third victim recovered from the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Rescue teams carry body of the third victim recovered from the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Rescue operations are ongoing at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi,  after a seven-storey building collapsed.

Rescue teams on Wednesday recovered a body of a victim in the debris of the collapsed building.

Police dogs were also at the scene sniffing around the collapsed building  to help in rescuing trapped people.

Three people, among them a woman selling food to construction workers, have been confirmed dead. Eight people have been rescued.

Rescue teams prepare to recover a body of a victim on the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Rescue teams prepare to recover a body of a victim on the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Most of those feared trapped in the debris are construction workers.

The seven-story building was under construction when it collapsed around 2.30 pm on Tuesday, according to witnesses.

Earlier, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja visited the scene of the collapsed building on Wednesday.

Rescue teams recover a body of a victim on the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Rescue teams recover a body of a victim on the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The Governor called for the arrest of the developer.

Sakaja said the developer never got a permit from city hall for the construction.

Rescue teams carry body of the third victim recovered from the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Rescue teams carry body of the third victim recovered from the debris of the collapsed bulding at Seasons area in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building that collapsed at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building that collapsed at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja and Kasarani MP Ronald Karauri briefed by officials after arriving at the scene of the collapsed building in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja and Kasarani MP Ronald Karauri briefed by officials after arriving at the scene of the collapsed building in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building that collapsed at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building that collapsed at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja and other officials at the scene of the collapsed bulding in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja and other officials at the scene of the collapsed bulding in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building collapse at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building collapse at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building collapse at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
A police dog searches for clues on presence of victims of seven-storey building collapse at Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Lands, Housing and Urban Development CS Zachariah Njeru arrives at the scene of the collapsed building in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Lands, Housing and Urban Development CS Zachariah Njeru arrives at the scene of the collapsed building in Kasarani, Nairobi on November 16, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
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