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27 victims, mostly children, feared killed in Liberia school fire



Tragedy struck at a boarding school in a suburb of the Liberian capital of Monrovia when a raging inferno claimed the lives of no less than 27 victims (many of them reported to be children) and injured many others.

Reports say the raging inferno broke out in the early hours of the morning when Koranic school students were sleeping in a building near their mosque.

An eyewitness, Pastor Emmanuel Herbert, who spoke with BBC, said that he woke up to sounds of the fire and raised the alarm.

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“When I looked through the window, I saw the whole place blazing with fire,” he told the BBC.

According to police spokesman, Moses Carter, the fire was caused by an electrical problem, but said investigations were still ongoing.

Carter also added that rescue operatives were still looking for bodies in the building, in the Paynesville area of the country.

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