The Kenyan Red Cross says a six-month-old baby girl has no visible physical injuries – despite being buried in the rubble of a collapsed building in Nairobi for more than three days.
The child – named as Dealeryn Saisi Wasike – was found by rescue workers, dehydrated in a bucket wrapped in a blanket. She was identified by her father. The fate of her mother wasn’t clear.
At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after the six-storey residential block in a poor district of the capital crumbled on Friday night after a period of heavy rain. Police are questioning the owners.
#HurumaCollapse Father of the rescued child alongside KRCS Gorvernor addresses the media
Starehe CDF Hall, Huruma <a href="https://t.co/41lLaAXR75">pic.twitter.com/41lLaAXR75</a></p>— Kenya Red Cross (KenyaRedCross) 3 May 2016
Housing is a huge problem in Nairobi, whose population has climbed dramatically in recent years.
Governments have struggled to provide basic infrastructure and bureaucratic processes to ensure planning rules are met. Many Kenyans who come to the city in search of work end up living in slums.
Father reunites with baby rescued from collapsed building in Huruma.KRCS is inviting all media 4 a press briefing 👇 pic.twitter.com/FASQbbhEmH— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) 3 May 2016