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Fire in Liberia’s school kills over 27 children

 International Desk

 Published: 10:10 PM, 18 September 2019   Updated: 10:11 PM, 18 September 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least 27 people killed in a devastating fire at a Quranic school east of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, informed the police. And many are thought to be children. Police in Liberia says.

Police spokesman Moses Carter said Wednesday that the fire around midnight gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of Monrovia. He says only the imam, their teacher and two students managed to escape.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Presidential spokesman Isaac Solo Kelgbeh says President George Weah has paid a visit to the scene and is due to attend the funeral of the victims at a Monrovia mosque.

People at the scene wailed and wept as police fought a surging crowd to make way for ambulances taking the bodies.