Police have used live bullets in a major terror drill at a university in Kenya, sparking panic across the campus and reportedly leaving some students injured in the rush to escape.

Reports of gunfire at Strathmore University in Nairobi spread on social media before the authorities were able to confirm the incident was a test.

Images posted to social media showed some of the university’s 5,000 students climbing out of windows and hanging from frames, while others waded through a stream to get away from the perceived danger.

The chaos started at around midday local time (9am GMT), and witness reports of gunfire on the campus even went out on international newswires.

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