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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:57

Turkish officials say a fire has killed 12 people, including 11 teenage girls, at a dormitory in the southern province of Adana. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Twelve people, including 11 teenagers, were killed when a fire swept through a girls dormitory in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Tuesday (November 29), officials said. The fire, which broke out in a dormitory housing middle and high school students, may have been caused by an electrical fault, Omer Celik, a senior government official who represents the province in parliament, told broadcaster CNN Turk. At least 22 other girls were injured, Celik said. Also among the dead was a woman who worked at the dormitory. The dormitory housed impoverished girls whose families coming from nearby villages where there are no schools, Elif Dogan Turkmen, an opposition parliamentarian, told CNN Turk. Television footage showed a blaze rising from the rooftop of a multi-storey building and teams of firefighters working to put it out.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:57