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Death toll from Kenya building collapse 'rises to seven'

An operation is underway to find survivors of the building collapse. Credit: APTN

The death toll from the collapse of a six-storey building in Kenya's capital has risen to seven and the number of injured stands at 121, police have said.

A rescue operation is continuing to find survivors after the building collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma residential estate late on Friday after days of heavy rains that have left several parts of the city flooded.

"Seven people are confirmed dead and 121 people have been rescued and rushed to various hospitals in Nairobi," Japheth Koome, Nairobi County police chief, told Reuters by phone.

"The search and rescue operation is ongoing for people feared trapped inside the collapsed building of the six-storey building", he added.


Weather: A mixture of sunny spells and some showers

A mixture of sunny spells and some showers. Credit: Met Office

A chilly start for many this morning but a bright day will follow with a mixture of sunny spells and some showers.

The showers will become heavy at times, with hail and thunder possible across eastern parts, whereas southwestern England likely to see the best of the dry conditions.

It will be less windy than of late and feel warmer too. Top temperature 14 Celsius (57F).

Hundreds of protesters disrupt Trump event in California

Demonstrators blocked the front of the hotel forcing Trump to go in a back entrance. Credit: Reuters/Noah Berger

Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Protests have become common outside rallies for Trump. Credit: Reuters/Noah Berger

The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California Republican convention and avoid several hundred loud protesters gathered outside.

Donald Trump addresses supporters at the California Republican GOP convention

Trump told the gathering: "That was not the easiest entrance I've ever made."

Many of the protesters had signs accusing Trump of being a Nazi. Credit: Reuters/Noah Berger


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