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D`Salaam building collapses, kills child

18th February 2013
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Residents of Dar es Salaam’s Sinza suburb stand close to what remained after a four-storey residential building that collapsed along Mpakani B Street in the city’s Kijitonyama ward yesterday. Sources said firefighters retrieved the body of a nine-year-old girl and rescued another girl from the debris. (Photo: Selemani Mpochi) Story on Page 2

A Four-storey building at Mpakani B Street in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam has collapsed, killing a nine-year old girl, Joha Jeremia who was living in the building with her mother and a house girl.

The old building collapsed around 4.45 in the evening. Besides Joha, the other person inside the building was Clementina Kipanjula, the housegirl, who was rescued by the Fire and Rescue Force two hours later. 

Mpakani B Street Chairman Balbo Kalinga said that the old building was owned by Charles Lukumay who bequethed it to his children following his death in 1999.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN