Fresh details have emerged on the Monday, September 20, school fire incident that left 50 students of Ofafa Jericho High School hospitalized.
According to a police report, the incident started when the teacher on duty Mobilized all students to attend the evening classes with some defying the order.
The teacher, on realizing that all the students were not in the class decided to go back to the dormitories and flash out the remaining students. However, one of the students defied the order and remained where he tortured one of the dormitories that usually house 20 students.
"Several students' properties and personal effects were destroyed. Staff and some of the students helped put off the fire before it spread to other cubes," reads the police report in part.
Metropolitan Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kanyenje Gakombe, however, stated that no student got burn injuries.
"We received 50 young men reported to have been in a fire incident at their school. They tried to put out the fire and in the process inhaled the smoke. Most of them have suffered smoke inhalation attacks," he stated.
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