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50 students hospitalized after a fire incident at Ofafa Jericho

At least 50 Ofafa Jericho High School students have been admitted to hospital after a fire broke out yesterday night in the institution.

According to Metropolitan CEO Dr Kanyemje Gakombe, the students are safe and did not suffer external burns.

“The students inhaled smoke from mattresses which is very toxic, but we have been able to treat all of them.”

The fire started around 8:30 pm in a dormitory that houses 15 students.

It led to the destruction of beddings and other personal effects.

The Nairobi County Fire Brigade arrived in time and contained the fire.

According to the school Principal Mathew Linge, no student was hurt in the fire.

“We are putting up all the information together so that by tomorrow we will have gathered all necessary information to be able to know who was involved,” he said.

Linge added that some of the students who had inhaled carbon monoxide were taken to Metropolitan Hospital in Buruburu, where they received first aid.

They were then transferred to other hospitals and they all are in stable condition at the moment.

So far, the cause of the fire has not been established.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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