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Tragedy As 25 School Children Perish In Classroom Fire



Children aged five to six numbering up to 25 have died after their straw-hut classrooms caught fire in southern Niger Republic.


According to reports, the fire broke out on Monday morning, killing twenty-five kids and injuring several others as the kids took part in school lessons.


As of the filing of this report, it is yet unknown what caused the fire.

One eyewitness told the BBC, they saw several bodies being carried from the incident scene and several kids with injuries were placed in vehicles to be taken to the government hospital in town.


Some of those injured were said to be in critical condition.


All classes at the school have been suspended.




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