Six-storey building collapses after floods in Kenyan capital

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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 4:00 PM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A six-storey building collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma residential area late on Friday, the Kenya Red Cross said, after days of heavy rains and floods.

Three children and one adult had been rescued and taken to Kenyatta National Hospital, the aid group added on its Twitter feed.

The Daily Nation newspaper reported that scores more were feared trapped. Authorities did not immediately release details on casualties in the area to the northeast of the capital.

Kenya Red Cross said 150 households had been affected by the collapse, without going into further details.

(Reporting by Edmund Blair; Writing by Andrew Heavens; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)