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Fire Claims Student’s Life at Bishop Crowther Seminary School, Awka



Fire Claims Student’s Life at Bishop Crowther Seminary School, Awka

A fire engulfed the Bishop Crowther Seminary School in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, resulting in the loss of a student’s life.

News About Nigeria gathered that the fire broke out on Saturday, May 18, around 11:30 p.m., destroying students’ belongings before the state’s firefighters could arrive to control the flames. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The remains of the deceased student have been taken to the morgue.

Chukwudi Chiketa, the state fire service chief, reported that the fire was contained after deploying a fire truck to the scene.

He also visited the secondary school to assess the extent of the damage.

Dr. Emedu, the principal of the school, confirmed that the fire badly damaged the hostel, consuming mattresses and other students’ properties.

He stated that the major casualty was the death of the student.

“The Fire Chief sympathised with the school management and the entire students of Bishop Crowther Memorial Seminary School, urging them to take heart as God will console them in His own way,” the statement read.

“He also commiserated with the family of the deceased, who at the time of the visit were still on their way to the school, stating that it’s always painful and heartbreaking to lose a child, not to talk of in such a situation of fire outbreak. He prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.”

The principal expressed gratitude to the firefighters for their timely intervention, which was crucial in preventing the flames from spreading to adjoining structures.