Kenyan school closed after pupils’ death in stampede to allow for probe

Kenya’s education minister has temporarily closed a primary school where 14 pupils were killed in a stampede on Monday evening.

The crush happened at Kakamega Primary School, north-west of the capital Nairobi, as the children were leaving classes for home at about 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT).

At least 39 more pupils were seriously wounded in the incident at the Kakamega Primary School.

Five boys and nine girls died in the incident. The cause of the stampede is not yet clear.

Education Minister George Magoha has ordered the school closed until Monday next week.

He said the cause of the stampede will be established soon.

Mr Magoha arrived at the school on Tuesday morning to assess the situation, the Daily Nation website reports.

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