Fire In Girls Dormitory Kills 22 In Turkey

April 16, 2023 4:53 pm9 commentsViews: 163

At least twelve people are killed and 22 others injured Tuesday night at around 7:25 p.m. local time when a fire broke at a middle school dormitory for girls in the town of Aladag in southern Turkey.


Among the dead are eleven school girls below the age of 14. Some of the girls tried jumping out of the windows to escape the flames.

Adana Governor Mahmut Demirates said the fire may have been caused due to electrical problem razed through the wooded interior and there were a total of 34 people in the three-story building when the incident took place.

Demirtas added one teacher and eleven students were killed in the fire.

Footage televised by TRT showed flames coming out from the building while firefighters tried fighting the blaze. Windows looked scorched black and debris littered entrance of the dormitory. A man was seen being evacuated too in an ambulance stretcher and wearing oxygen mask.

The situation was brought under control three hours later. Investigation to find the cause of fire will start tomorrow from governor’s office.

Fires are frequent in the country due to wooden infrastructure and faulty electrics as well. However, such disaster is unusual.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is learned from Demirtas to have expressed his sadness.


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