At least seven school children have been declared dead after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Reports say the wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day at the early hours of today.
Dozens of people were injured and have been taken to hospital in the city.
The school’s director, Moses Ndirangu, has however blamed the collapse on the construction of a nearby sewer, which he said may have weakened the foundations of the building.
Rescuers have reportedly had difficulty getting to the school because of the large crowds that have gathered nearby