7 Children Killed, Dozens Injured After School Building Collapse in Kenya

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Relatives stand on debris of a collapsed school building, on September 23, 2019 in Nairobi. (Credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Relatives stand on debris of a collapsed school building, on September 23, 2019 in Nairobi. (Credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A part of a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killing seven children and injuring dozens more, Kenya Red Cross spokesperson Peter Abwao told CNN.

Students were in their classroom at the Precious Talent Academy when the collapse occurred Monday morning, Kenya Red Cross said on Twitter. So far, 57 injured children have been transported to the hospital, Abwao said.

Emergency responders are still clearing the rubble to determine if there are more children trapped underneath.

Photos from the scene showed residents searching through broken chalkboards, desks and chairs.

Engineers are assessing what caused the collapse and if the rest of the building is at risk, Abwao said. Kenya Red Cross said it has set up a station at the school to assist parents and guardians seeking information about the whereabouts of their children.

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