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Fire in Turkish dormitory kills 12, including 11 teenage girls -officials
November 29, 2016 / 8:15 PM / 10 months ago

Fire in Turkish dormitory kills 12, including 11 teenage girls -officials

ANKARA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Twelve people, including eleven teenagers, were killed when a fire swept through a girls dormitory in the southern Turkish province of Adana, officials said.

The cause of the fire, which broke out in a dormitory housing middle and high school students, was unknown, Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, said in a live television broadcast.

At least twenty-two other girls were injured, he said. Among the those killed was a woman who worked at the dormitory.

Television footage showed a blaze rising from the rooftop of a multi-storey building and teams of firefighters working to put it out. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan)

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