13 pupils have been confirmed dead following a stampede at Kakamega Primary School.

The Monday evening incident has also left 39 others seriously injured.

According to Kakamega Central OCPD David Kabena, the pupils were heading home when the stampede occurred on a staircase.

Sources allege that a teacher at the school was beating some pupils prompting the other learners to run down a staircase.

As the pupils rushed down the stairs some fell and were trampled to death.

The injured students have been taken to Kakamega County Referral Hospital for medical attention as the assessment of the situation commences.

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