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Liberia school fire kills at least 26 children: presidency

President George Weah of Liberia (R) attends at the opening ceremony of ECOWAS G5 security summit in Ouagadougou, on September 14, 2019/FILE – AFP

MONROVIA, Liberia, Sep 18 – A fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight killed at least 26 children and two teachers, the president’s office said Wednesday.

Emergency services had told President George Weah 28 people had died, his spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP, as the president visited the site in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the capital.

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