Midnight fire kills 7 at Kano female boarding school

Posted by News Express | 30 November 2015 | 3,025 times

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At least seven students were killed and 25 others injured last when fire engulfed one of the hostels at Government Secondary School, Jogana, Kano State.

A BBC report quoted unnamed officials as saying that most of the victims died as a result of stampede while trying to escape through two exits at the hostel.

The whole hostel was completely gutted by the blaze, and it took fire-fighters hours to bring it under control, the report said.

It said that the school has been closed and authorities have ordered a full investigation into the cause of the fire.

•Photo courtesy of BBC shows the burnt hostel at Government Secondary School, Jogana, Kano State.


Source: News Express

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