50 Students Hospitalised after Night Fire at Ofafa Jericho High School

Fire incident Ofafa Jericho
Fire incident Ofafa Jericho

A total of 50 students of Ofafa Jericho High School were on Monday night rushed to hospital after a fire incident.

The inferno broke out in one of the dormitories in the school at around 7pm.

A report from Jogoo Police Station indicated that the students inhaled carbon monoxide while trying to salvage their property.

Ofafa Jericho

Some of the victims were taken to Metropolitan hospital in Buru Buru where they received first aid before they were transferred to other hospitals. They are all in stable condition.

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The students lost their beddings and other personal effects during the incident.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) visited the school on Tuesday morning to comb for clues into the cause of the fire.

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Meanwhile, the school has been closed for three days.

Form Four students will resume studies on Friday while Form One, Form Two and Form Three learners will return on Monday.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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