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Four storey building collapses in Mombasa

A four -storey building collapsed in the Marikiti area in Mombasa, no casualties were reported.

All the tenants mostly traders were forcefully evacuated by the fire and rescue official’s hours before the building crumbled.

The building had developed cracks and it was a matter of when and not if it will collapse.

The county government had issued a notice for the tenants to vacate the premise on May 12, 2023.

“All the tenants were evacuated safely. The tenants were adamant to vacate. They were issued with a warning notice before this incident,” said Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir when he visited the scene.

He extolled county officials, CECM Land, Urban Planning and Housing, and Old town MCA for leading the rescue mission.

“You did the right thing, we would be counting dead bodies,” said Governor Nassir.

The Governor said a building under construction is set to be demolished after the County Government got the court nod.

By Sadik Hassan

 

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