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WorldSchool fire kills 27 children in Liberia

17:56  18 september  2019
17:56  18 september  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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At least 27 children in Liberia were killed in a fire at their school , police said. Police spokesman Moses Carter told Euronews that the fire broke out He said it was an Islamic School where students learn the Koran. Carter said two survivors were being treated at the hospital. Police said they would

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — A fire at an Islamic school outside the Liberian capital has killed at least 27 people, the police there said on Wednesday, adding that it was likely that many of the victims were children .

School fire kills 27 children in Liberia© Stringer/Reuters People wait for the start of prayers at a mosque after a fire swept through a school, killing children in Monrovia, Liberia, on Wednesday.

Flames swept a boarding school early Wednesday in the West African country of Liberia, killing at least 27 children and trapping others in the rubble.

The students were sleeping in a dormitory attached to a mosque when an electrical issue is thought to have sparked the fire, according to a police spokesman.

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Children said to be in Koran lessons at school in Monrovia when blaze broke out. Fire is believed to be the result of an electrical issue but investigations continue. At least 27 children have been killed after a blaze broke out at an Islamic boarding school in Liberia , police confirmed on Wednesday.

Dozens of children have died after a fire erupted at their religious school in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. AFP news agency quoted the president's office as saying that the fire killed at least 26 children and two teachers. "This is a tough time for the families of the

The blaze remains under investigation.

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Officers were still searching for the missing by midday in Paynesville City, a suburb of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as Red Cross ambulances rushed to treat the injured.

The victims are believed to be between 10 and 20 years old.

“My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building,” Liberian President George Weah said in a Wednesday tweet. “This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Deepest condolences go out to the bereaved.”

A pastor in Paynesville City told the BBC that he woke up to the sounds of the fire and ran to look for help.

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At least 23 children have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb near the Liberian capital Monrovia. The fire is believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning, when school students were sleeping in a building attached to a mosque. Police have told the BBC that they are still

Отмена. Месяц бесплатно. Myanmar school fire kills 13 children . euronews (in English). Загрузка The fire was caused by an overheated transformer. The 13 boys all died from smoke inhalation. The doors were locked in their dormitory due to tensions between Buddhists and Muslims

“When I turned around to look, the entire place was red,” Emmanuel Herbert said.

Rescuers struggled to enter the building, he told the outlet, because the single entrance was blocked.

Fire kills an estimated 250,000 people each year worldwide, with the majority of victims in low and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Experts say low quality housing, aging infrastructure and a lack of funding for safety inspection heighten the risk.

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