Death toll in Kisii building collapse rises to nine

Kenya Defense Forces officers with a sniffer dog on arrival in Kisii on Friday at the site of the building that collapsed on November 11, killing nine. /FILE
Kenya Defense Forces officers with a sniffer dog on arrival in Kisii on Friday at the site of the building that collapsed on November 11, killing nine. /FILE

The death toll at the collapsed 10-storey building in Kisii town has risen to nine after two more bodies were retrieved on Saturday morning.

Nine victims are reported missing although incident commander

Pius Masai said that the number could be higher.

The two male bodies were retrieved

on Saturday morning, one at 2am and another at 8am.

On Friday, one of the victims succumbed to injuries at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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The hospital's acting CEO Enock Hodari said relatives have already started identifying bodies at the mortuary.

Ondari said that 17 out the 44 admitted have since been treated and discharged.

Three people are said to be in critical condition with multiple fractures.

Lieutenant Joseph Martim

is leading the team of 30 KDF officers who have been deployed with sniffer dogs and special equipment for rescue operations.

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