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At least 12 Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) children were injured on Thursday afternoon after they fell into a pit latrine luckily escaping death in a school in Uasin Gishu.

The incident happened at Moi’s Bridge Baptist Bible Mission and Nursery school exposing fears of poor safety conditions of learners in schools.

The pupils were reportedly playing outside the 25-feet latrine during lunch break when it caved in ‘swallowing’ the children aged between four and six years.

A look at the pit latrine painted a picture of a poor structure that caved in under the weight of 12 children.

Witnesses said the children were playing on one section of the toilet when one of them started pushing the brick-walled structure and it suddenly collapsed.

Agneta Wafula who owns a shop opposite the school said the lives of the children were saved by a quick response from locals in the neighbourhood.

Ms Wafula said she was alerted by cries for help by a female teacher at the school.

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