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Hopes Fade of Finding Survivors in Collapsed Kenya Building


Hopes are fading that rescuers will find more survivors in the rubble of a five-story building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday.

Rescue teams continue to cut through piles of concrete and metal, but they have not pulled out any more survivors after saving at least three on Tuesday.

Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua says rescuers are no longer hearing any signs of life from under the wreckage.

Officials say 13 people are confirmed to have died in the collapse, but they predict the death toll will rise. An unknown number of laborers were inside the building, which was still under construction when it suddenly collapsed Monday afternoon.

More than 100 people were injured in the collapse, which officials have blamed on poor construction and government negligence.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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