Monday 19 February 2018

Children killed after bomb explodes at Tanzania school

An investigation is under way
An investigation is under way

At least five children have been killed and 24 others injured after a bomb blast at a primary school in Tanzania.

The explosion occurred inside the compound of Kihinga primary school.

Kagera regional police commander Augustine Orome said a child had picked up the device thinking it was scrap metal.

Three children died at the scene, and two others died later at a local hospital.

The 24 injured people are being treated in hospital.

Police in the East African nation are investigating the source of the bomb.

Press Association

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