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Kenya school collapse: 7 dead, scores wounded in Nairobi

  • published: 23 Sep 2019
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At least seven students have been killed and scores wounded after a classroom collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to emergency services. The incident at the two-storey Precious Talent Top School took place a few minutes after 7am local time on Monday (04:00 GMT). \"So far, we can confirm seven students have died and 57 injured,\" Peter Abwao, public relations and communications manager at Kenya Red Cross, told Al Jazeera.  Red Cross Kenya said rescue efforts were ongoing amid reports that dozens were trapped in the remains of the collapsed building. \"There were students in the upper classes of the building when it collapsed,\" Abwao said. \"We are still searching to make sure all students have been rescued.\" Abwao said that according to its officials, the school has some 800 pupils aged below 14. Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed the death toll saying authorities are now making sure the injured get medical treatment. Many of the parents were in shock and struggling to come to terms with the tragedy. \"I had just dropped my son to school, and heard screams on my way back, and that is when I found people assisting them out to hospital,\" Margaret Muthoni, whose four-year-old son was injured, told AFP news agency. \"I am just lucky my son survived with injuries. It is a very unfortunate incident because some children have died,\" Muthoni added. Kepha Otieno said he lost his five-year-old daughter to the tragedy. \"I just can\'t believe. It is too hard for me and the family,\" he said. Evanson Kamuri, chief executive of the Kenyatta National Hospital wh...

Kenya school collapse: 7 dead, scores wounded in Nairobi

  • published: 23 Sep 2019
  • views: 6

At least seven students have been killed and scores wounded after a classroom collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to emergency services. The incident at the two-storey Precious Talent Top School took place a few minutes after 7am local time on Monday (04:00 GMT). \"So far, we can confirm seven students have died and 57 injured,\" Peter Abwao, public relations and communications manager at Kenya Red Cross, told Al Jazeera.  Red Cross Kenya said rescue efforts were ongoing amid reports that dozens were trapped in the remains of the collapsed building. \"There were students in the upper classes of the building when it collapsed,\" Abwao said. \"We are still searching to make sure all students have been rescued.\" Abwao said that according to its officials, the school has some 800 pupils aged below 14. Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed the death toll saying authorities are now making sure the injured get medical treatment. Many of the parents were in shock and struggling to come to terms with the tragedy. \"I had just dropped my son to school, and heard screams on my way back, and that is when I found people assisting them out to hospital,\" Margaret Muthoni, whose four-year-old son was injured, told AFP news agency. \"I am just lucky my son survived with injuries. It is a very unfortunate incident because some children have died,\" Muthoni added. Kepha Otieno said he lost his five-year-old daughter to the tragedy. \"I just can\'t believe. It is too hard for me and the family,\" he said. Evanson Kamuri, chief executive of the Kenyatta National Hospital wh...



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