FIRE

(PHOTOS) Buruburu Girls students leave for home after fire

The school is temporarily closed as a probe continues.

In Summary

• Nineteen girls are still admitted at the Metropolitan Hospital while 16 others are at the Jamaa Hospital.

• The school principal Caroline Maina had said that the fire was in one cube out of the 45 cubes and the fire was contained.

Buruburu Girls Seceondary school students leave the school after the fire incident on November 1,2021.
Buruburu Girls Seceondary school students leave the school after the fire incident on November 1,2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The administration of Buruburu Girls Secondary school allowed students to leave the facility on Monday after a fire broke out on Sunday night.

According to a form four student, the fire was started on each floor of the Kingdom dormitory which is a three-storey building.

Police officer at the cube that caught fire at a dormitory in Buruburu Girls Secondary school.
Police officer at the cube that caught fire at a dormitory in Buruburu Girls Secondary school.
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Principal Caroline Maina said that the fire was in one cube out of the 45  and the fire was contained.

Buruburu Girls students.
Buruburu Girls students.
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She further stated that she had a meeting with form one and two students and later on had late lunch before she was alerted about the incident.

"I had a baraza with form one and form two from morning until around 2:30 pm where I had even invited counsellors to talk to the students. I had late lunch around 3-4 with the counsellors and walked them to the gate," she said.

Buruburu Girls student leaving the school with her parent after the closure.
Buruburu Girls student leaving the school with her parent after the closure.
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Some of the students who were inside, jumped from the dormitory when the fire started.

Parents who are residing near the school arrived at the school during the incident demanding to take their children home but the school locked them out.

Buruburu Girls students leaving the school compound.
Buruburu Girls students leaving the school compound.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The school's administration warned any girl found to be involved in the fire incident will face the law as investigation begins.

Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Nineteen girls are still admitted at the Metropolitan Hospital while 16 others are at the Jamaa Hospital.