Kenyan children fall into pit latrine

Kenyan children fall into pit latrine

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Pit latrines are mostly used in rural schools

Six pupils from a school in a rural area in Kenya fell into a pit latrine after it collapsed on Wednesday morning, local media report.

Citizen TV attributed the incident in Nakuru county, north-west of the capital, Nairobi, to recent heavy rains that have been experienced across the country.

Citizen TV Kenya

@citizentvkenya

Six children from Kisulisuli primary school, Nakuru County rescued after falling into pit latrines which sunk following heavy rains. http://www.citizentv.co.ke 

Report

The Standard news site quoted the head teacher of Kisulisuli primary school as saying four of the rescued pupils were unhurt but the other two were injured.

A local journalist with another TV station is, however, reporting that only five have been rescued and one is still trapped:

Ali ‘Mwamvita’ Manzu@Ali_Manzu

Five pupils rescued from a collapsed pit latrine in Kisulisuli Primary School, Nakuru; one yet to be retrieved.

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