GRENADE BLAST KILLS AND INJURES SCHOOL CHILDREN

TANZANIA: GRENADE/DAILY NEWS/8/11/17 SABANews 1

KAREGA – A grenade explosion has killed FIVE children and injured 24 others this (WEDNESDAY) morning at KIHINGA Primary School in the NGARA District in North-western TANZANIA.

The DAILY NEWS newspaper quotes police in the area as saying the survivors of the incident have been rushed to RULENGE Mission Hospital in the district.

KAGERA Regional Police Commander AUGUSTINE OLOMI has told the publication the blast occurred when pupils gathered at the assembly.

He says THREE of the children died on the spot and the other two succumbed to injuries receiving treatment at the hospital.

The police have teamed up with officers from the TANZANIA People’s Defence Forces to investigate the incident./Sabanews/cam

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