At least 26 schoolchildren die in Niger when straw, wood classrooms go up in flames

//At least 26 schoolchildren die in Niger when straw, wood classrooms go up in flames

At least 26 schoolchildren die in Niger when straw, wood classrooms go up in flames

At least 26 children aged between five and six burnt to death when their straw and wood classrooms caught fire in southern Niger, seven months after a similar tragedy in the capital Niamey.“Right now, we have 26 dead and 13 injured, four of them seriously,” said Chaibou Aboubacar, mayor of Maradi city on November 8.Africa’s Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has tried to fix shortages of school buildings by constructing thousands of straw and wood sheds to serve as classrooms,…

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