Liberia: School Fire Kills Dozens of Children

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18 September 2019

President George Weah has expressed his condolences to the families of 30 children who died in a school fire on Tuesday.

"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," Weah wrote.

A police spokesperson said the fire broke out while they were reciting the Q'uran.

Weah went to say: " Families and the entire Islamic Community. May God strengthen them and give them the courage to persevere. Let’s continue to keep the families in our prayers."

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