Residents of sinking building told to move out

The National Disaster Management Unit has asked tenants to move out of a building in Kiambu County after it started sinking.

Mr Pius Masai said that Lancore apartments in Ruaka are sinking and asked the tenants to move out before a disaster struck.

“The building is collapsing. Kindly advise the tenants to vacate immediately and members the public to keep off,” Mr Masai told the Nation in a text message.

“The relevant authorities have been informed to take appropriate actions.”

The building is located at Mini Village on Ruaka-Banana road.

Social media users were Thursday evening sharing pictures of the tenants vacating and the huge pillars plunging into the ground.

The scare comes less than a month after a 10-storey building in Kisii collapsed leaving six dead and 34 injured.

Read: Death toll in Kisii building collapse rises to six

In April, a residential building in Nairobi’s Huruma collapsed leaving 51 dead.

Read: Joy as baby rescued four days after city building collapsed

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