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Kenyan university: 1 dead after stampede over drill help with terrorism response

  • In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. police patrol  after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya,  Monday morning.  A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack..(AP Photo/John Muchucha)

    In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. police patrol after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday morning. A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack..(AP Photo/John Muchucha)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, students wait  to be  treated  at casualty room  in Nairobi west hospital , Nairobi, Kenya, after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya,  Monday morning.  A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)

    In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, students wait to be treated at casualty room in Nairobi west hospital , Nairobi, Kenya, after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday morning. A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, an ambulance and a security guard outside the University  after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya,  Monday morning.  A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack.(AP Photo/John Muchucha)

    In this photo of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, an ambulance and a security guard outside the University after gunshots were heard at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday morning. A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday. Strathmore University said in a statement that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack.(AP Photo/John Muchucha)  (The Associated Press)

A leading Kenyan university says one person has died and 20 others have been injured following a stampede caused by a drill to test terrorism preparedness.

Strathmore University said in a statement Monday that one staff member had died as a result of injuries received during the drill aimed at testing the preparedness of the university community and emergency response team in the event of an attack.

Some students told local radio station Capital FM that loud bangs and people pretending to be extremist attackers caused panic in at the university causing everyone to flee to the exits. Memories of the April 2 attack by four gunmen from Somali extremist group al-Shabab that killed 147 people are still fresh with many Kenyans, especially university students.