Fire burns school hostel in Anambra

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Fire has reportedly burnt a school hostel on Friday night, in Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State.

Properties worth millions were said to have been destroyed by the inferno when the female storey building hostel belonging to Loretto Special School of Science went up in flames.

The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, Confirmed the incident, said no life was lost in the incident.

He said: “On 17/01/ 2020 at about 7:30pm, there was a fire incident at Loretto Special School of Science Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha L.G.A of Anambra State.

“The fire incident occurred upstairs of RED HOUSE Hostel/Dormitory within the premises of the school compound. “As a result, many properties were damaged by the inferno.

“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Neni Division SP Asadu Uchechukwu rushed to the scene and alerted Fire Service department who equally responded and put off the fire.

“The area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.

“No loss of life and no injury sustained. Cause of the fire and value of property destroyed is yet to be ascertained.”

Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

It would be recalled that a hostel belonging to Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha was also gutted by fire few weeks ago.

An 11-year-old JSS 1 student of the school was burnt beyond recognition while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno.

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