close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

At least eight dead in Nairobi landslide

Hopes of retrieving more people alive from the rubble faded late in the afternoon after bulldozers cleared the site.



Nairobi: Massive boulders crashed onto houses
on Wednesday in Mathare, a Nairobi slum, killing at least eight
people after a night of heavy rains, police and the Kenyan Red
Cross said.

"Eight people have died in this disaster. Six bodies were
retrieved from under the rubble, another died on the way to
hospital while the eighth died in hospital," a police officer
involved in the rescue operation said.

Hopes of retrieving any more people alive from the rubble
faded late in the afternoon after bulldozers cleared the site.

"We do not believe that there are any more bodies here,"
the head of the Kenyan disaster management service Vincent
Anami said.

The Kenya Red Cross said rescue teams` efforts had been
hampered by heavy rains, lack of appropriate machinery and
crowds of people milling around.

The Red Cross said more than 40 houses were destroyed in
the sprawling slums in the north of the capital when huge
boulders came crashing onto them early today morning.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi