Kenya

    Up to 20 people were feared dead in Kenya on Oct. 20 after a five-storey building under construction collapsed, trapping workers under piles of rubble. Local media said six bodies had been recovered so far and that 14 people remained missing after the incident Monday in Kiambu town, 20 km (12 miles) northeast of the capital Nairobi. "There are reports that those trapped … have made phone calls to colleagues and relatives," the Kenya Red Cross said in a statement, quoting a security guard at the site. It also quoted a foreman as saying there had been at least 50 people in the building at the time. Kenya's government has often promised to crackdown on building code violations, which are widespread in a country where bribery of officials and shoddy construction are rampant. (Reuters)

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