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Christians targeted at Tanzania university fire attack

FIRE: A man was killed during a fire attack on Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University in Tanzania

ONE PERSON has been killed and two others have been seriously injured after men purposely set a church-owned university in Tanzania on fire.

Students at the Lutheran Church-owned Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University in Lushoto, near the border with Kenya, climbed out of windows and ran into the forest to escape, Premier reported.

A mob attacked the university, which is attended by mainly Christians, and set fire to parts of the campus.

The Christian group, World Watch Monitor, which works in the region, said that a lot of the students have been left with injuries and are still recovering from smoke inhalation.

Local media have been told the attackers were heard talking about the best way to kill the students.

The unnamed witness said men broke down the door, covered the floor in petrol and told her not to move.

The attackers left once a fire had begun.

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