TOPSHOT - Rescuers work to clear debris where a classroom block collapsed at Precious Talents primary school in Nairobi's Dagoretti constituency on September 23, 2019. - Seven children died and scores injured early today when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in an accident blamed on shoddy construction. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)
TOPSHOT - Rescuers work to clear debris where a classroom block collapsed at Precious Talents primary school in Nairobi's Dagoretti constituency on September 23, 2019. - Seven children died and scores injured early today when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in an accident blamed on shoddy construction. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

Nairobi: Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, a government spokesman said, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.

"So far we can confirm that we have seven fatalities and 57 others are in hospital," government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said at the scene.

Hundreds of angry residents of Dagoretti, a poor suburb where many live in makeshift homes, swarmed around the site where rescuers picked through the rubble.

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