Grenade explosion kills 6 pupils, injures 25 in Tanzanian school


At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say.

Reports say the pupils were playing with an object which blew up.

Three were pronounced dead at the time they arrived at hospital. The others succumbed to their wounds, Rulenge hospital’s doctor in charge, Sister Maria Goreth Fredricks, told the BBC.

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The school is in Kagera region near the border with Burundi.

Kagera regional police chief Augustine Orome said a security team had been dispatched to the school in Kihinga village.

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