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University of Nairobi Students sustain injuries in stampede following terror scare

By Abdinassir Ali


Up to 130 students from the University of Nairobi’s Kikuyu were this morning injured in a stampede resulting from a terror scare.

The students ran for their dear lives after a mistaking a loud bang from a power transformer that exploded for a terrorist attack in the 4am incident.

According the university’s Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mibithi, 99 students have been admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) one at Karen Hospital and 37 at kikuyu Hospital.

Some of them jumped from as far as the 6th floor to the ground.

Officials confirmed one of the students was in critical condition after landing on his head.

“The explosion from the transformer went off and there was a succession of the same for about 20 seconds that made many of the students think it was Al-Shabaab who had attacked,” said one the students who survived with a minor injury to his face.

The incident comes one week after a deadly terrorist attack killed 148 people in Garissa University College in North Eastern’s Garissa town.

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