Kenyan student dies, over 100 injured in campus stampede
APRIL 12, NAIROBI: A Kenyan student died and over 100 others were wounded after a power transformer explosion caused panic and stampede in wee hours on Sunday as they feared that there campus has come under terrorist attack. The stampede took place in the University of Nairobi residence halls for students. A terrorist attack on another university campus (Garrisa) last week has unleashed a wave of terror among students across the country. The student who who died was among others who jumped from the fifth floor whereas more than 100 others received injuries in the stampede. One of the students, said the incident reminded them of the memories of the Garissa attack, which had also taken in pre-dawn time. Erick, a student said there was already an imprint of the fear caused by Garrisa attack that’s why when students heard the explosion, all of the sudden panic spread and students started rushing to save their lives. “There were three loud blasts. As soon as the power went out the dormitory plunged into darkness. Later we knew it was transformer blast. This is pertinent to mention that Al Shabaab has killed over 400 in Kenyan during the past two years, including 67 during a siege at Nairobi’s Westgate mall in 2013, damaging tourism and inward investment.
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