Written by on March 8, 2023

32 students from St. Mary’s Nyabigena girl’s secondary school have been injured after a stampede in the school compound.

According to the school principal Madam Beatrice Biyaki, the stampede was caused by a tense situation after one student collapsed while in class on Wednesday morning.

“It was around 10 am and learning was ongoing as usual when a form one student collapsed in class. This led to the unrest of fellow students in class, sounding the alarm to the entire school, forcing students to rush out of classes,” said school principal Beatrice Biyaki.

“In the process, there happened a stampede, due to congestion and rush of students leading to about 32 students getting injured.”

Madam Biyaki confirmed that those who were injured were rushed to various hospitals where they are receiving treatment.

“The students have been admitted to various hospitals amid monitoring after being injured during the stampede, we have received information that they are in stable condition.”

He has further put it clear that the situation is calm and has been well managed, and learning has continued as usual in the school, affirming that the class building has not collapsed as it was earlier reported.

Due to the unrest among students, parents flocked to the school’s compound but were later calmed, and learning continued as usual after thorough guidance and counseling.

Area residents who witnessed the incident and helped in first aid have asked the school management to expand staircases to avoid such cases in later days.

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