Six family members die after wall collapses in Mombasa -PHOTOS
Six people have died after a hospital wall collapsed on their house in Kizingo, Mombasa County on Monday as heavy rains pounded the region.
The six, among them four children and their mother, were trapped in the debris for hours before their bodies were retrieved by police officers, Kenya Red Cross Society officials and the county inspectorate team.
The sixth victim was a cassava vendor at a nearby kiosk.
Mombasa Urban police station boss Lucas Ogara said the perimeter wall of Pandya Memorial Hospital collapsed on the residential house near Mbaraki Primary School due to the heavy rains that has been pounding the county.
“We have retrieved all the bodies. They have been taken to Coast General Hospital mortuary as our officers and other teams continue to clear the area,” Mr Ogara said when he visited the scene.