Fire guts Government Girls College, 7 dead, 21 injured

The fire was said to have ripped through the college's dormitory in the early hours of today, Monday, Nov. 30, while students were still asleep.

Fire outbreak

A fire outbreak at the Kano Government Girls College, Jogana, has killed 7 people and wounded 21 others, officials said.

It was gathered that the damage would have been more but for one of the senior students, who upon noticing the fire, made efforts to avert the tragedy.

In reaction to the incident, the the Director General, Kano Senior Secondary School Board, Alhaji Hussaini Umar Ganduje, told journalists that most of the wounded students are receiving proper medical attenton.

In the same vein, the Director of press to the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Usman Bello, in a statement also stated that fire fighters successfully put out the inferno, adding that "students were evacuated to their classes and those affected were rushed to Gezawa and Sir Sanusi Hospital."

He appealed to parents and Guardian to exercise patience and understanding as the incident has been brought under control.

The cause of the fire was not ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

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