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Wa: Hundreds displaced as fire ravages Islamic SHS Girls’ dormitory

A girls’ dormitory of Islamic Girls’ Senior High School at Busaa, in the Upper West Regional capital, Wa, was destroyed by fire on Friday.

The fire started at around 9am —days after a similar incident occurred at the Accra Academy located in the national capital.

Firefighters were called to the scene as the building which houses hundreds of students was set alight.

The helpless students, it is gathered, were evacuated as items worth thousands of cedis were destroyed as the fire swept through the rooms.

Items destroyed include beds, student trunks and mattresses, boxes, clothes, unspecified amount of monies among others.

It took several hours before firefighters could battle the inferno as witnesses say the personnel had a tough time battling the inferno.

Though it is not yet known what caused the incident, investigations have begun.

Many of the affected students were seen counting their loses as authorities struggle to shelter the students.

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