At least 20 children die in Guyana school fire outbreak

Written by on May 22, 2023

At least 20 children have died in a fire in the central Guyanese mining town of Mahdia.


The fire broke out just after midnight on Monday, engulfing a secondary school dormitory and trapping students.

Several more people have been injured and some evacuated to the capital, Georgetown, where a special centre has been set up.

President Irfaan Ali has described the incident as painful and a major disaster.

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