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Niger:Twenty Children Reportedly Perish In Maradi School Fire



According to reports on social media, there was a fire outbreak at a school in Niger which claimed the lives of at least 20 children.

The horror incident is said to have taken place in the city of Maradi on Monday.

Pictures taken at the scene show adults and children gathering at the scene of the fire, where smoke can be seen rising from the ground.

Unconfirmed sources on social media claimed the fire happened at a kindergarten.

So far, it is not clear what caused the fire and there has been no official confirmation of it.

The alleged tragedy happened just months after a fire at another school on the outskirt’s of Niger’s capital, Niamey, killed 20 children.

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