Many feared trapped as building collapse in Nairobi

Rescue workers are searching for at least ten people, mostly construction workers, feared trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The seven-storey building was still under construction when it collapsed yesterday afternoon in Kasarani area, on the outskirts of the city.

Reports say a supervisor in charge of the site twice ignored warnings from authorities to stop construction works following concerns over its stability.

Collapsing of buildings under construction is common in the city and often leads to deaths.