Sunday 11 December 2016

Fire in student dormitory kills 12 and injures 22 in Turkey

Published 29/11/2016 | 20:34

A fire at a middle school dormitory for girls in southern Turkey has left over ten people dead and over a dozen injured, a Turkish governor and state-run media said. (DHA via AP)
A fire at a middle school dormitory for girls in southern Turkey has left over ten people dead and over a dozen injured, a Turkish governor and state-run media said. (DHA via AP)

A fire at a student dormitory for girls in the southern Turkish town of Aladag has killed 12 people and wounded 22 others, according to a Turkish governor.

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Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas was quoted by Turkey's state-run news agency on Tuesday night as giving the death toll and saying the wounded were taken to a hospital.

The Anadolu Agency also reported that the fire took place in a middle-school dormitory for girls.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Turkish television showed flames rising from a multiple-storey building in the town and firefighters deployed at the scene.

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