One killed, 150 hurt in Kenya stampede after power cable blast

April 12, 2015 4:53 PM

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A panicked student was killed and 150 more were hurt in a stampede at a Kenyan university campus when an electrical blast sparked fears of a new Islamist attack.

Some students jumped from the hostel from as high as the fifth floor at the University of Nairobi campus after the pre-dawn explosion, vice-chancellor Peter Mbithi told AFP.

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