/[Shocking] – 23 children died as fire guts boarding school.

[Shocking] – 23 children died as fire guts boarding school.

Liberia has witnessed another tragedy to as fire guts boarding school, killing 23 children in the facility. The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday 18th September, 2019.

Monrovian police have said that Emergency services are at the scene, which is near the capital, Monrovia, and are looking forward to recover further bodies

According to the information we have, the Children were sleeping in a building attached to a mosque when the fire started in the early hours of the morning.

In a tweet, President George Weah said a deadly fire had engulfed their school building in Paynesville and expressed his deepest condolences.

“My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building. This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Deepest condolences go out to the bereaved,” Wear lamented.

The number is expected to rise as police are looking for more bodies and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Investigations have been launched into the incident to determine the cause of the fire.