Tragedy Strikes as Dormitory Fire Claims Lives of 13 Students in Central China

Dormitory Inferno Claims 13 Lives: Tragic Fire Erupts in Central China School, Investigation Underway.

China: In a devastating incident, a fire broke out in a school dormitory in the county of Fangcheng, Nanyang City, central China’s Henan Province, resulting in the tragic death of thirteen students, the report is confirmed by China State News Agency. The incident occurred on Friday night, and local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

The alarm was raised at 11 p.m. when the local fire department received reports of a fire in the male dormitory of Yingcai School, located in Yanshanpu Village, Dushu Town. Rapid response from rescuers led to the extinguishing of the flames at 11:38 p.m.

The dormitory, which accommodated around 30 boarding students, became a scene of horror as thirteen students lost their lives, while one individual sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. The injured student is reported to be in stable condition.

Yingcai School, a private institution with a history of over a decade, primarily enrolls students from nearby rural areas, including some left-behind children. The school has an affiliated kindergarten, but fortunately, the kindergarten’s children had already returned home for the weekend before the tragic incident occurred.

Local authorities have initiated a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire, and the person in charge of the school has been taken under control by the police. The tight-knit community is left in shock and grief as they come to terms with this heartbreaking loss of young lives.

The tragedy underscores the importance of stringent safety measures in educational institutions, and it serves as a stark reminder of the need for continuous efforts to ensure the well-being of students in their learning environments. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families affected by this tragic incident.

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