At least 26 children and two teachers die in a fire at a school in Liberia

George Weah becomes president of Liberia a fire at A koranic school near the capital of liberia, Monrovia, killed at least 26 children and two teachers , as

At least 26 children and two teachers die in a fire at a school in Liberia
George Weah becomes president of Liberia

a fire at A koranic school near the capital of liberia, Monrovia, killed at least 26 children and two teachers , as confirmed by the presidency.

The fire originated in the tin roof of the educational centre, which includes an internship, during the early hours of Tuesday. The rescue services pointed out to the president that there were 28 victims" to death. " Have between 10 and 20 years and there are only two adults among the victims, two professors ", he added Only Kelgbeh, spokesman of the presidency of the country to AFP. At the moment it is unknown the cause of the fire. The information environment at the time in which originated the flames it is also not clear. While some officials claimed that the children were asleep at the time of the incident, a police spokesman said it happened while they recited the Koran. Although in a first moment, he spoke of 37 dead and two survivors, is not known with accuracy the number of deaths.

The family gathered on Wednesday in front of the entrance to the building of a single plant razed by fire.

The President of Liberia, George Weah, regretted the event through social networks: "My prayers are for the families of the children who died last night in Paynesville in the fire of your school. This is a difficult time for the families of the victims and for the whole of Liberia. My deepest condolences", tweeted Weah. "The families and the entire islamic community. is That God will strengthen them and give them the courage to persevere . Let's keep the families in our prayers", he added exfutbolista professional who won the presidential elections in January 2018.

Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 02:00

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