A midnight fire at an Islamic school located in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia has reportedly left 27 children dead.
According to Aljazeera, the tragic incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, September 18. Moses Carter who is the spokesperson of the police confirmed the incident.
He said the children were learning Quran when the fire broke out and that only the Imam, a teacher and two children escaped. The police had to fight a large crowd of wailing family members and sympathisers to gain access to the building.