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Kenya classroom collapsed kills 7 children, injures 64

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At least seven children died in a classroom collapse in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

However, the incident happened as students were starting their morning lessons around 8 am.

The first floor of the building collapsed, trapping the children below.

Moreover, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha confirmed the incident.

Magoha said” We have regrettably lost seven lives to this morning’s incident that occurred around 8 am, as learners of class five to eight were starting lessons”.

Meanwhile, according to Kenya’s school system, class’s five to eight usually covers children aged from ten to fourteen years.

Sixty-four other children also sustained injuries.

Over six hundred children were taken to the for check-ups at a nearby health center.

Magoha immediately ordered that the school be closed for four days for safety checks.

As a matter of fact, the authorities have previously warned that 30,000 to 40,000 buildings erected without approval in Nairobi are at risk of collapse.

Recall that fifty-one people died following heavy rainfall in Nairobi three years ago.

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