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Fire guts 3 hostel blocks at Katsina secondary school

22 October 2013, 17:34

Sandamu - Three hostels and items worth thousands of naira have been destroyed by a fire at the Government Science Secondary School (GGSS), Sandamu, Katsina State.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Katsina, that the fire occurred on Monday at about 12:30pm when the students were already in classes. The cause of the fire is yet to determined.

NAN learnt that although none of the students were injured, some of them who have just returned from the Eid-el-Kabir holiday, lost their belongings in the inferno.

The eye-witness told NAN that the fire lasted for three hours before it was brought under control through the combined efforts of the fire officials from Daura, security men and staff of Sandamu Local Government Council.

Some of the affected students called on the members of the public to come to their aid.

When contacted, the Principal of the school, Hajiya Fatima Ahmed, declined comment over the incident.



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