Fifty-seven pupils have been admitted to hospital for treatment after the deadly collapse of a classroom at a private primary school in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna says seven students died when the top floor of the wooden structure at precious talent school collapsed on those studying on the ground floor.
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.
The Kenya Red Cross has tweeted that it has set up an information desk to help parents and guardians trace pupils who went missing after the incident.