Haiti: 15 children killed in fire at unlicensed orphanage

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15th February, 2020 09:53:01 printer

Haiti: 15 children killed in fire at unlicensed orphanage

Fifteen children have died in Haiti after a fire swept through an orphanage on the outskirts of the capital, reports BBC.

The cause of the fire was being investigated, but reports citing staff and children said candles were being used instead of electricity.

The orphanage, run by a US-based Christian group, was one of hundreds in Haiti operating without official authorisation.

Authorities are now working to support and re-house the surviving children.

 


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