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Student dies in eating competition


An end of year party organized by Sikura Primary School in Butula town of Kenya’s Busia county turned tragic after one of the pupils participating in an eating competition choked on a piece of bread and died.

The event had been organised by the school to mark the end of the second term before the young learners could break for the December festivities, the news website reports.

Butula sub-county police chief Jacob Chelimo is reported to have confirmed the heartbreaking incident. He disclosed that all attempts by the school’s management through first aid to save the youngster could not yield any bear any fruit.