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Classroom collapse kills 7
NAIROBI, Sept 23: Seven children were killed and 64 injured when a classroom collapsed as students were starting their morning lessons at a school in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday, officials said.
Television stations showed images of rescue workers sifting through metal sheeting and slabs of concrete at the Precious Talent school, and carrying white body bags to an ambulance.
"We have regrettably lost seven lives to this morning's incident that occurred around 8 a.m., as the learners of Class Five to Eight were starting their morning lessons," Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said at the scene of the accident.
In Kenya's school system, classes five to eight usually covers children aged from 10 to 14 years. He added that 64 children had been taken to hospital for treatment, with two of them having serious injuries. -AFP