Several students are reported to have sustained injuries after a fire outbreak in their school. The students of Ofafa Jericho Secondary School sustained burns in the evening fire that started after their evening studies.
Photo: Courtesy (previous incident)
The fire is reported to have started in the school dormitory and students rushed to save their properties. Some students are said to have been affected after inhaling the harmful smoke fumes from the burning dormitory. In the fuss, some had injuries and burns before the fire response team rushed to the scene to contain the fire.
15 of the students were rushed to Buruburu Metropolitan Hospital where they were admitted. According to the Sub-county Commander, the students are undergoing treatment and are in stable condition. The others who had minor injuries were attended to and released.
The fire response team arrived in the school in time just to contain the fire. It was stopped from spreading to the nearby buildings. An investigation into the incident has been launched to identify the actual cause of the fire.
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