In Summary
  • The National Disaster Management Unit Communications Officer Pius Maasai said chances were slim of finding more survivors.
  • He said a man was still missing by close of the rescue operations at 4.30am.
  • More than 20  people are admitted to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital and another five to Christa Marianne.

One person remains unaccounted for as emergency teams called off rescue operations in Kisii where a building collapsed killing seven people.

A three-storey building under construction collapsed at Mwembe on Wednesday morning.

Rescuers, mostly using rudimentary tools, pulled more than 20 people from the rubble and rushed them to the nearby Christa Marianne Mission and Kisii Teaching and Referral hospitals.

NO HOPE

The team consisting of the Red Cross, the military and Kisii County Disaster staff combed through the debris throughout the night before the exercise was terminated Thursday morning.

The National Disaster Management Unit Communications Officer Pius Maasai said chances were slim of finding more survivors.

He said a man was still missing by close of the rescue operations at 4.30am.

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