Police in Kenya say at least 13 children have been killed in a stampede at a primary school in the western town of Kakamega. Nearly 40 others were hurt.
Some reports said the students started rushing down a narrow staircase after a teacher waved a cane at them. The staircase is said to have collapsed.
Parents have gathered at the local hospital, waiting for news about their children.
A Kenyan television station has tweeted a photo of the school:
BREAKING: 13 pupils killed, 39 injured in stampede at Kakamega Primary School https://t.co/76H45MtWU0
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) February 3, 2020