7 people survive building collapse in Kampala

At least one body have been recovered after the collapse of a building in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Eyewitness account revealed that rescuers  have so far brought 7 people out from the rubble alive, eyewitnesses. A large crowd have gathered and rescue workers have been pleading with people to move back to enable them do their job. Officials have however not said what was behind the collapse, which happened opposite Uganda’s famous Makerere University. Several small businesses had reportedly been occupying the basement and ground-floor levels of the building. Reports of the building’s deteriorating condition had already forced some of the business owners to remove their property from the site, amid fears that rainwater had seeped into the foundations.

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