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At least seven children killed as classroom collapses in Kenya

People and rescuers walk on debris of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi, Kenya

People and rescuers walk on debris of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi, Kenya (Picture: AP)

At least seven children were killed and more than 60 injured when a wooden classroom collapsed in Kenya today.

The structure fell down at The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi just minutes after the start of lessons.

Two children out of 64 who were admitted to hospital remain in a critical condition, while the rest have minor injuries, according to officials.

One survivor, 10-year-old Tracy Oduor, said: We were in class reading and we heard pupils and teachers screaming, and the class started collapsing and then a stone hit me on the mouth.

When we got out of the gate we heard that pupils were dead.

I feel so sad.

It is unclear at this stage why the two-storey building, made of wood and corrugated metal, came crashing down.

School papers lie on the ground as people gather at the site of the Precious Talent Top School building after it collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya

School papers lie on the ground as people gather at the site of the building after it collapsed in Nairobi (Picture: AP)

The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi, Kenya after it collapsed

Officials said at least seven children were killed when the classroom collapsed on top of them (Picture: AP)

Moses Ndirangu, director of the school which has more than 800 children enrolled, blamed the collapse on the construction of a nearby sewer, which he said may have weakened the foundations.

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