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Govt closes schools near site of blasts

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    CPU JF Gold Member

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    Dar es Salaam. A number of primary and secondary schools located near the Gongo la Mboto TPDF camp where explosions occurred on Wednesday night, were temporarily closed due to shocks and fear of other explosions.
    Reports indicate that students and pupils were ordered to go home for fear of further explosions.

    Almost all schools in Gongo la Mbotto and neighbouring suburbs of Kitunda, Pugu and Kisarawe have been temporarily closed. Abuu Juma secondary school in the Kitunda suburb, Chanzige A and B primary schools in Kisarawe and several others in Gongo la Mboto, Pugu and Ukonga were among the affected schools.

    According to sources who talked to The Citizen, the decision to send students back home was reached by respective school’s management due to poor attendance of both, students and teachers, on shock and rumours that there would be further detonations.

    “Very few pupils attended classes today for the fact that most of them did not sleep at home. Even those who came to school were not ready for studies due to shock and fear of more explosions,” said Mr Stanley Mwegoha, a Kisarawe ward education coordinator.

    According to Mr Mwegoha, four out of seven primary schools in his ward were temporarily closed and they would compensate a day they lost.

    At Chanzige A primary school only 20 out of 448 pupils attended classes. By yesterday afternoon there was no reported case of injury or lost pupils and teachers although they were still communicating with parents and teachers. He added that the attendance of teachers was poor because most of them live in Gongo la Mboto and work in Kisarawe and therefore some of them had been affected by the blasts in one way or another.

    Meanwhile, a woman died on the way to hospital in Kisarawe on Wednesday night following shock from the blasts.
    According to acting Kisarawe District Medical Officer, Dr Rahim Hangai, Salma Ngale, 33, was sick and died due to shock as her relatives were rushing her to hospital.
     
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    Uwezo Tunao JF-Expert Member

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    Hatua nzuri hiyo. Evacuation ya watu nayo ifywate kutoka maeneo hayo.
     
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    CPU JF Gold Member

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    Tusubili itakuwaje
     
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    mzambia JF-Expert Member

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    What about private schools?
     
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