13 pupils killed in Kakamega Primary School stampede

Parents carrying an injured pupil at Kakamega Primary School.

Thirteen pupils died while at least 39 were seriously wounded in a stampede at Kakamega Primary School on Monday.

Western Region Police Commander Peris Kimani confirmed the report, saying 20 were treated at the county’s general and referral hospital and discharged.

Reports indicated that the students were running out of class at 5pm when the tragedy occurred.

It was said that some fell from the third floor of a building as they ran out of class.

Responders including police and personnel from the Kenya Red Cross Society went to the school to offer emergency services.


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