Turkish dorm fire: Six held after 11 schoolgirls die

Turkish dorm fire: Six held after 11 schoolgirls die
 

A dormitory manager and five others have been detained in southern Turkey after a fire claimed the lives of 11 schoolgirls and a teacher, reports say.
The fire swept through the secondary school dorm in Aladag in Adana province and authorities said it may have been caused by an electrical fault.
However, there were fears that the girls may have been unable to escape. The mayor said it was likely that a fire door had been locked.
The girls who died were aged 11 to 14.
The dormitory housed girls from impoverished families in nearby villages, reports said.
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30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: BBC
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