Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in explosion

Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in explosion

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

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

According to Rulenge hospital’s doctor in charge, Sister Maria Goreth Fredricks, three were pronounced dead at the time they arrived at hospital while the others succumbed to their wounds.

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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