By Dan Nyamanga.
Four students of Riyabe Secondary school in Masaba North Sub county were this morning injured in a stampede caused by an earthquake that hit parts of Kenya at around 4.40 am.
According to the school’s Principal Mr. Meshack Kariuki, the four were among several students escaping from their dormitories in the morning incident causing a stampede.
Mr. Kariuki said that the panic saw four student injured and taken to Masaba hospital in Keroka.
He said that three were treated of minor injuries and discharged as one who suffered a leg fracture was referred to Tenwek Mission hospital for a specialized treatment.
“The students were trying to escape in panic from the tremor and unfortunately caused a stampede where four were injured and immediately taken to Masaba hospital. Three have since been treated and discharged and one has been transferred to Tenwek Mission hospital for fracture on the leg”, said the Principal.
“The student with a broken leg tried to jump from the first floor of their dormitory which led to the unfortunate incident. He has no other injuries apart from the fracture and he is in stable condition”, he added.
A similar incident is said to occur in Kisii County’s Kereri Girls school where 50 students were injured in the morning incident as they tried to jump out of their hostels. No serious casualties reported.