Building Collapse: Kenya Begins Demolition of Unfit HousesEast/Central Africa, Latest News Friday, May 6th, 2016
Authorities in Kenya’s capital Nairobi have begun demolishing homes in an area where the collapse of a building killed at least 42 people last week.
Eight buildings deemed unfit to live in were the first to be destroyed in the district of Huruma. More than 200 are to follow.
Officials say many of the houses are substandard or built on unsafe grounds.
A rescue operation continues at the collapsed building, which had been declared unfit for human habitation.
At least 70 people are still missing, while 140 have been rescued.
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