At least seven students have been killed 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.
“So far, we can confirmed seven students have died and 57 injured. There were students in the upper classes of the building when it collapsed,” 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.
“We are still searching to make sure all students have been rescued. It is a primary school with students of the ages below 14 years. The school has 800 students, according to officials at the school,” Abwao said.
Seventeen pupils have been admitted at the city’s Kenyatta National Hospital, according to the Daily Nation newspaper.
By AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES