Sad how 10 children were burnt to death in a school

Ten pupils have been killed in a devastating fire in a school dormitory in north-western Tanzania’s Kagera region.

Reports indicated that Seven others, who managed to survive sustained serious injuries and have been taken to the hospital Living in the dormitory of the school were boys aged six to 10 years.

Local Police have commenced investigations and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The fire began at one of the dormitories of Byamungu English Medium Primary School in Kyerwa district at around 04:30 local time, according to reports.

Kyerwa District Commissioner Rashid Mwaimu told international news media, BBC during an interview that the bodies were burnt beyond recognition and will need DNA tests to confirm the victims’ identities.

School fire tragedies happen often in the region and there are calls for authorities to enhance safety in the institutions to avoid such bizarre incidents.

Three students were also killed in the main city, Dar es Salaam, after a dormitory at Ilala Islamic Secondary school was engulfed in wild flames sometimes in July.

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