[AP News] Fire razes school dormitory in Guyana, killing at least 19 children, many of them Indigenous

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A nighttime fire raced through a dormitory in Guyana early Monday, killing at least 19 students and injuring several others at a boarding school catering to remote, mostly Indigenous villages, authorities said.

“This is a horrific incident. It’s tragic. It’s painful,” President Irfaan Ali said, adding that his government was mobilizing all possible resources to care for the children.

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  1. Sad
    May 24, 2023

    This is beyond tragic, sad, and shocking. Several news agencies have reported that the fire was started by a student who was upset that her cell phone was taken from her by the dormitory supervisor. Deepest condolences to all the families who are in anguish at this time.

  2. Ibo France
    May 22, 2023

    Why does adversity seem to visit these humble, indigenous people? This is inconsolable for the families of these lovely children.

    Deepest sympathy to the parents of the demised. Also wishing a speedy recovery for the other victims of this unfortunate occurrence.

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