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Rescue teams search for survivors in Nairobi after 5-story building collapses

  • Medical personnel with a stretcher wait as rescue workers dig through the rubble at the scene of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    Medical personnel with a stretcher wait as rescue workers dig through the rubble at the scene of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers clean the path to rescue people trapped after a building collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    Rescue workers clean the path to rescue people trapped after a building collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gilbert Njoroge, 42-years survivor, speaks to journalists at the scene of a building collapse in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The five storey residential building had a sixth floor that was in the process of being built, according to a survivor at the scene, and the Kenyan Red Cross tweeted that seven people had so far been rescued from the building with four being referred to a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    Gilbert Njoroge, 42-years survivor, speaks to journalists at the scene of a building collapse in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The five storey residential building had a sixth floor that was in the process of being built, according to a survivor at the scene, and the Kenyan Red Cross tweeted that seven people had so far been rescued from the building with four being referred to a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

A Kenyan rescue official says a number of people are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi.

The Kenyan Red Cross tweeted that seven people were pulled out alive from the rubble of the building that fell down in the early hours Wednesday.

Jonathan Mueke, the Deputy Governor of Nairobi County, said authorities are focusing on the search and rescue operation but will later investigate why the building collapsed.