-13 students died while more than 39 have been taken to the hospital in critical condition.
-Top county officials are trooping at the scene.
A black Monday has engulfed the nation this evening after 13 pupils died, 39 others injured following a panic stampede at Kakamega Primary school as they rushed to go home, the police has confirmed.
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 had been running out of class at 5 pm when the tragedy occurred.
The situation at Kakamega Primary School as 13 pupils are reported to be dead. Our children must be taught on safety Precautions. pic.twitter.com/Qo8s7vX6nT
— Sen Moturi™🇰🇪 (@SenMoturi) February 3, 2020
It was said that some fell from the third floor of a building as they ran out of class.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya is among some of the top county officials heading to the scene.
SAD! SAD! SAD!
Painful videos out of the stampede that happened at Kakamega Primary School.
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) February 3, 2020
ODM leader Raila Odinga who is out of the country send his condolences asked for a speedy probe to determine what caused the tragedy.
There must be an immediate and thorough probe to get to the bottom of this incident.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) February 3, 2020
More to follow.
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