[VIDEO] 12 perish in girls dormitory blaze in Adana

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Flames are seen as firefighters try to control a fire at a dormitory in Adana, southern Turkey, on November 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOGAN NEWS AGENCY / - / Turkey OUT

Eleven students and an instructor were killed and 22 were injured on Tuesday night in a fire that broke out in a girls dormitory in Turkey’s Adana province.

According to preliminary findings the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the building, where 34 female students from low-income families reside, Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtaş told the media.

Television footage showed a blaze rising from the rooftop of a multi-storey building and teams of firefighters working to put it out.

An injured girl is taken to hospital following a fire at a dormitory in Adana, southern Turkey, on November 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / - / Turkey OUT
An injured girl is taken to hospital following a fire at a dormitory in Adana, southern Turkey, on November 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / – / Turkey OUT

 

 

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