Fire in student dormitory kills 12 and injures 22 in Turkey
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.
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.