About 20 people are feared to be trapped in a debris of a collapsed building in Kapsabet Town, Nandi County this Thursday after a three storey building under construction went down.
Seventeen out of 39 workers have been rescued from the rubble after having succumbed to fractures and bruises information from NDMU deputy director Pius Masai confirmed. The causalities were taken to Kapsabet Referral Hospital for treatment.
At the time of the incident, 60 workers were on the construction site sources from the witnesses said. It is believed the building collapsed due to use of substandard construction materials and improper supervision from the National Construction Authority.
The owner of the building has been identified as R. Simani and is the one who authorized work in the morning. The building was part of an extension of a private healthy facility called Meswo Healthcare Services and was to have five storeys upon fully completion including wards.
Rescue efforts were affected by heavy rainfall which is experienced in the area but members of the public and constructors offered a helping hand in with equipment to unearth those trapped meanwhile the Red cross and other volunteers are among the teams on rescue mission.