13 students dead, scores injured following panic stampede at Kakamega Primary School

Some fell from the third floor of a building as they ran out of class. 

Kakamega Peerimary School. Several students are feared dead. [Photo/standard media]

In Brief

-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.

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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.

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

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Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya is among some of the top county officials heading to the scene.

ODM leader Raila Odinga who is out of the country send his condolences asked for a speedy probe to determine what caused the tragedy.

More to follow.