Exploding transformer causes stampede at Kenyan campus - one dead

12 April 2015 - 13:36 By REUTERS

One Kenyan student died and more than 100 others were injured after an exploding electricity transformer caused a stampede, in a sign of high tensions a week after gunmen stormed another university campus, officials said. The student who died was among others who jumped from as high as five floors up, fearing the University of Nairobi's Kikuyu campus had come under attack, university vice chancellor Peter Mbithi told Reuters.Gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group al Shabaab stormed Garissa University College, about 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border, killing 148 people on April 2. (Reporting by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Andrew Heavens)..

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