Boy warms hearts after risking life to save younger brother in Huruma building collapse

Boy warms hearts after risking life to save younger brother in Huruma building collapse

- The building collapsed on the morning of Sunday, June 3

- Two people have been confirmed dead

- Four people were rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital

- Wayne rushed into the wreck to rescue his little brother

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Kenyans woke up to devastating news of yet another building collapse at Nairobi’s Huruma Estate.

Prior reports indicated at least two people were confirmed dead while four others were rushed to hospital after being rescued.

Twitter lit up on Sunday, June 3, after Wayne, a brave young boy rescued his baby brother from the rubble all by himself.

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Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris joined Kenyans on Twitter in congratulating the fearless hero who only asked for a bicycle as an appreciation for his efforts.

Various netizens also reminded Passaris to focus on furthering the brave lad’s studies instead of just showering him with gifts.

I met little Wayne this afternoon in Huruma when I went to assess the damage and offer assistance to the affected families. Because Wayne saved his baby brother as the building collapsed, I asked him what he wanted for his bravery, and he said a bike. My bright star of the tragedy,” the politician wrote.

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Briefly.co.za understands that the building came tumbling down at around 1 am prompting rescue officials to arrive at the scene.

It is however still unclear how many people remain trapped in the ruins.

Numerous witnesses stated the five-storey building had cracks running through the walls forcing some residents to pick up and leave a few days before the tragedy.

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