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-storeyPrecious Talent Top School took place a few minutes after 7am local time on Monday.
“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 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.
Classroom with pupils inside collapses at a school along Ngong road, Nairobi.
Red Cross and @EMS_Kenya response teams are at the scene. Details to follow.
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) September 23, 2019