At least 27 children are ki.lled in Liberian boarding school fire
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At least 27 children are ki.lled in Liberian boarding school fire


At least 27 children are ki.lled in Liberian boarding school fire At least 27 people have been killed after a blaze broke out at an Islamic boarding school in Liberia, police confirmed on Wednesday. The children were in Koran lessons at the school in the suburbs of Monrovia when an electrical issue caused the fire, reports said. The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out, police spokesman Moses Carter said.  He added that the blaze was caused by an electrical issue at around midnight on Tuesday, and confirmed investigations are ongoing. Carter had originally said 30 children were killed before revising the death toll down to 27. Only the imam and two students escaped, he said. Police told the that they are still searching for bodies in the ruins of the school. Hundreds of grief stricken people stood in shock as ambulances took away the bodies. Others wailed and wept as police pushed back a curious, surging crowd.  The president of the West African nation, George Weah, visited the scene and was set to attend the victims funeral at a Monrovia mosque before burial later in the day, said spokesman Isaac Solo Kelgbeh.  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, he said on Twitter. This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Pastor Emmanuel Herbert of a nearby church, Fire World Pentecostal Assembly, said he and his congregation woke up to sounds of the fire and called for help. When I turned around to look, the entire place was red. When I looked through the window, I saw the whole place blazing with fire, he said. The fire was so strong there was no way to enter the buildings.  A photograph shared by  showed large crowds gathered outside the yellow and green entrance to the building on Wednesday. Armed police chased British holidaymaker and his son down airport runway as they raced to try and… Navy confirms that three spectacular videos appearing to show UFOs are GENUINE but admit they were… Nigel Farage rages at pipsqueak Luxembourg PM for trying to humiliate Britain as cheering Brexit… Mother slams absolutely pathetic school for ridiculous rules after claiming her 14 year old… Judge ordered teenage mother, 16, to give up her baby for adoption after just one court hearing with… Fury as notorious drug dealer who taunted police while on the run now sets up YouTube account from… Parents fury as Britains worst female paedophile Vanessa George, 49, is freed from 10 years in… Looking forward to lectures in the morning? Boozy students drink, party, vomit and collapse on… Boris Johnson has Brexit blueprint… but he cant reveal it to EU chiefs as he is terrified it… Engineer, 44, who died while working on a 460ft travelator at Waterloo Station was cleaning it when… Pregnant bride dies from a stroke minutes before reaching the altar in Brazil… leaving groom a… Viewers hail down to earth Cristiano Ronaldo as the £530,000 a week footballer opens up about the… British pensioners who smuggled £1m of cocaine in their luggage on a cruise weep as they tell… Mystery as 25 year old model is found dead in the lobby of a Bangkok apartment building as… Motorist, 54, is baffled after he was fined £80 for littering in Blackpool despite not having been… There is no privilege in holding your dead son in your arms: Ben Fogle slams grotesque Guardian…

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