Kenya school collapse: Seven dead, dozens injured in Nairobi

Watch as rescuers rush to clear debris from the site.
Watch as rescuers rush to clear debris from the site.
BBC Online :
At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say.
The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on Monday.
Dozens of people were injured and have been taken to hospital in the city. Emergency services are at the scene.
Rescuers have reportedly had difficulty getting to the school because of large crowds that have gathered nearby.
“So far we can confirm that we have seven fatalities and 57 others are in hospital,” a government spokesman told reporters outside the school in Dagoretti.
The school’s director, Moses Ndirangu, has blamed the collapse on the

construction of a nearby sewer pipe which he says may have weakened the foundations of the building.
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Image caption Residents gathered around the site as rescuers searched through the rubble
The incident happened shortly before 07:00 local time (04:00 GMT) and dozens of children were quickly rushed away from the scene. The Kenya Red Cross has transferred some children to the Kenyatta National Hospital.