Two people have lost their lives and five others have been injured after a five storey building collapsed at Mwembe, Kisii town near the Kisii-Kilgoris highway.
According to a statement by the County Disaster Management Unit, the injured are receiving treatment at the Christa Marianne hospital where they were rushed following the incident.
“Our emergency teams are on site leading rescue operations,” the unit said shortly after 8am when the building came down.
The officers however said they lack adequate equipment to help in the rescue mission.
An officer was quoted saying they have contacted the National Disaster Management Authority and Kenya Red Cross for assistance.