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Three dead after septic tank collapses at a Mombasa wedding
Residents attempt to rescue people trapped inside a septic tank in Mishomoroni area, Mombasa. The victims were attending a wedding ceremony at the time of the tragedy, March 10, 2018. /ERNEST CORNEL
Residents attempt to rescue people trapped inside a septic tank in Mishomoroni are a, Mombasa. The victims were attending a wedding ceremony at the time of the tragedy, March 10, 2018. /ERNEST CORNEL
Three people died on Saturday night after a septic tanked caved in at a wedding ceremony in Mishomoroni, Mombasa.The victims who all died while receiving treatment in hospital included three minors aged between 14 and 16 and one adult.Four other people are still receiving treatment at the Coast General hospital, Jocham hospital and Said Fathma hospital. According to area residents, the tragedy struck at around 6:30 pm. "Over 10 people were sitting at the septic tank taking selfies when it collapsed," Hillary Rizi said.Witnesses who were at the wedding said about eight people managed to escape on time before the floor covering the septic tank completely caved in.Seven people, however, could not manage to react on time and sunk into the pit when the concrete slab that cover the septic tank seemingly couldn't bea r their weight.Fire fighters who took more than four hours to conduct the rescue operation confirmed that no one was still trapped by the end of the operation at around 10 pm.Click here for the latest political news Video Vault Poll of the day Most Popular 1 Why Uhuru opted to work with Raila 2 Retired president Moi heads to Israel for medical checkup 3 Three dead after septic tank collapses at a Mombasa wedding 4 I'm ready to work with Uhuru - Ngilu 5 Raila, Uhuru unity deal is 2022 game-changer 6 'My heart is at peace', Kalonzo says of Uhuru-Raila deal 7 Not consulted? Accept and support unity pact, Ruto tells Nasa principals 8 Mudavadi trashes Uhuru-Raila pact, says not reflectin g the will of Kenyans 9 [Statement] Miguna rejects Raila's 'betrayal' after waking up in Canada 10 We're vindicated, Kabando wa Kabando says after Uhuru-Raila talks Must read Raila took calculated risk to avert bloodshed - Salim Lone [Statement] Miguna rejects Raila's 'betrayal' after waking up in Canada New dawn: Uhuru and Raila resolve to work together to heal Kenya Where were Ruto and Kalonzo? Are Nasa principals finished? KOT speculate Kenya agrees to review interest rate cap at IMF request Penthouse sales boom among Kenya's super rich amid urban poverty, traffic jams Latest News Wiper Party: We expect ODM MPs to support Jubilee in parliament after Uhuru-Raila pact Retired president Moi heads to Israel for medical checkup Three dead after septic tank collapses at a Mombasa wedding 'My heart is at pe ace', Kalonzo says of Uhuru-Raila deal Not consulted? Accept and support unity pact, Ruto tells Nasa principals I'm ready to work with Uhuru - Ngilu Popular in classifieds POPULAR SEARCHES IN THE STAR CLASSIFIEDS
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