At least 20 killed in a fire at a school dormitory in Guyana


At least 20 people were killed in a blaze at a school dormitory early Monday shortly after midnight in Guyana ( a small English-speaking country of 800,000 people, former Dutch and British colony). Many others were injured. Some were transported for treatment in hospitals in the capital. It was not specified if the victims were students, teachers or other members of staff but they are supposed children. The Guyanese government mobilized a “full-scale medical evacuation-supported response. Private and military planes have been sent to Mahdia.


”The fire broke out in a girls’ dormitory. The Guyanese government said in a press statement that the fire broke out in the dormitory building of a secondary school in the southwestern border town of Mahdia, 200 miles south of the capital, Georgetown “This is a horrific incident. It’s tragic. It’s painful,” said President Irfaan Ali. The full scale of the damage and the cause of the fire had not yet been confirmed. The victims come from villages across the country.