The Collapsed Pangani Girls High School Footbridge

Students of Pangani Girls High School, Pangani were on saturday evening treated to a rude shock when a trailer carrying an over-height container rammed onto the student's footbridge causing injuries and a traffic snarl-up.

 Image showing the middle suporting pilar and the remaining structure in the background.

Image showing the middle suporting pilar and the remaining structure in the background.

(TODO: Review text) ... as passers by tried to help the injured girls. Some sources however say that the truck lost control and hit the footbridge, but all the same, the bridge could not take in the force and collapsed.

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Pangani Girls High School is spans across Juja Road that heads into Starehe, so the footbridge facilitated the movements of students to and fro the dormitories and classes. On Saturday evening the truck with the over-height container caused the bridge to come down.

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Today morning the debris was laid along the highway and road users looked at the sight with disbelief. On the other hand, school officials could be seen making frantic calls and gathered in small groups perhaps coming to terms with the tragedy that has befallen on the school.

The debris that was left along the road to pave way for traffic.

The debris that was left along the road to pave way for traffic.

According to @kenyaredcross the injured were rushed to Aga Khan and Guru Nanak Hospitals for further treatment.

We wish a quick recovery to the injured girls.

Upclose view of the damage

Upclose view of the damage

Meanwhile we visited the site today (2013-03-31) morning by 7 am and took the following images.