Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ten school pupils burn to death in Tanzania fire

Ten pupils have died in a fire in a school dormitory in north-western Tanzania’s Kagera region.

Seven other pupils who sustained serious injuries have been hospitalised. The dormitory was housing boys aged six to 10 years.

Police have started investigations and the cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The fire started at one of the dormitories of Byamungu English Medium Primary School in Kyerwa district at around 04:30 local time.

Kyerwa District Commissioner Rashid Mwaimu told the BBC that the bodies were burnt beyond recognition and will need DNA tests to confirm the victims’ identities.


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