Nairobi six-storey building collapses

A map showing the location of Kenyan capital Nairobi

A six-storey building has collapsed in a residential area of Nairobi, the Red Cross says, as heavy rain plays havoc across the country.

Four people – three children and one adult – have been taken to hospital, the organisation tweeted. There is no word yet on any fatalities.

Search and rescue teams are at the scene – the Huruma estate in Nairobi.

The rainfall has caused landslides, washed away houses and flooded roads.

Many people are feared trapped in the collapse, Kenya’s tDaily Nation reported.

Teams “have accessed the building amidst chaotic scenes,” the Red Cross said. “Rescue efforts have started.”

In another county, two boys are missing after going herding, according to the Red Cross.

Earlier on Friday at least three people were killed when a wall collapsed in an area of Nairobi, according to local media.

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