Nairobi: 800 school children on danger-list as classroom collapses
According the Manager of the Precious Talent School in Narobi, Kenya, 800 pupils attended the school which collapsed on Monday morning.
In yet another horrible incident, the number of the trapped children cannot be confirmed immediately but seven pupils have been reported dead after the horrible incident.
Police commander George Seda and the area’s MP, John Kiarie, confirmed the death toll after the structure at Precious Talent School – made of wood and corrugated iron sheet – collapsed on Monday morning.
The school’s manager, Moses Wainaina Ndirangu, told Kenya’s Citizen TV that the structure had been weakened by the construction of a nearby sewer.
He said around 800 pupils attended the school, but only 20 could be accounted for in an emergency roll call after the incident.
Most pupils had ran into the neighbourhood of Dagoretti, in the west of the city, after the collapse, he said.
A senior official in the education ministry, Belio Kipsang, has arrived at the scene.
An unknown number of pupils are trapped in a classroom that collapsed on Monday morning in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed minutes after the start of the school day.
The Kenya Red Cross has confirmed the incident in a tweet, saying that four pupils have been taken to the city’s Kenyatta National Hospital.
A Kenyan blogger, who has been tweeting photos from the scene, says the rescuers have had difficulty getting to the school because crowds have gathered nearby, says BBC