Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in ‘grenade’ explosion

Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in ‘grenade’ explosion
The victims are being treated at a local hospital

The victims are being treated at a local hospital

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 a grenade they had found.

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.

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

The BBC’s Leonard Mubali in Tanzania reports that the region hosts refugees from neighbouring Burundi, some of them ex-soldiers, who could have abandoned their weapons in the area.

He says that the device that exploded is likely to be a grenade. – bbc

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