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    Liberia: A fire burns and kills 23 students near the city of Monrovia

    A fire has set fire to a naval school in the same area of ​​the Liberian capital Monrovia and killed 23 children.

    Police have told the BBC that they are still searching for bodies in the rubble of the building.

    President George Weah has sent a Twitter message in his condolences to the families of the victims

    Police spokesman Moses Carter told Reuters media that the blaze may have been caused by lightning, but investigations are ongoing.

    Officers told AFP that the victims were between 10 and 20 years old

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    BBC correspondent Jonathan Paye-Layleh has said that the Red Cross ambassadors have already taken the bodies from the airport and plans to bury them on Wednesday evening.

    Hundreds of people rallied at the school following the tragedy.

    Witness Emmanuel Herbert who witnessed the incident told the BBC he woke up and heard the sound of the blaze and then phoned to seek help.

    When I went outside and I looked at the whole place it was red: When I looked out the window I saw the whole place set on fire, he told the BBC.

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    But he said that he could not enter the building as it had only one door that was locked.


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