Liberia school fire kills 26 children | The Daily Star
12:03 AM, September 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:05 AM, September 19, 2019

Liberia school fire kills 26 children

A fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia has killed at least 26 children and two teachers, the president’s office said yesterday. Emergency services told President George Weah that 28 people died overnight, his spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP, as the president visited the site in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the capital. The fire struck while the children were asleep, said Fulani community official Amadou Sherrif.

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