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Fire-ravaged Ugunja school suspends lessons

14 October 2013, 13:09

Nairobi - The Ambira Secondary School in Ugunja has indefinitely suspended learning after another fire outbreak.

The Sunday afternoon inferno reduced a 90-student capacity dormitory to ashes with students staring helplessly as their belongings went up in flames after trying to put out the fire outbreak in vain.

Sources indicate that the school had experienced five fire incidences in spun of one month with some being attributed to exam anxiety by the candidates said to be ill prepared for the oncoming national examinations.

Officials said the students had been sent home after struggling to come to terms with the setback.

“The students were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the fire and they just watched as the building fell down,” said  Unguja Officer Commanding Police Division Samuel Kosgey.

He added that they had launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire.

Attempts to reach for the school principle for comments over the incidents proved futile as he directed the press to the police.

No causalities were reported from the incident and the total damage from the inferno is yet to be accessed by the Ministry of Public Works.

– CAJ News

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