Girls burnt in deadly Guyana school fire still critical

A pupil enraged at having her mobile phone confiscated is believed to have set a fire at her dormitory, which killed 18 girls and a boy. – AFP pic, May 25, 2023.

TWO girls badly burnt in a school dormitory fire that killed 19 in Guyana are too weak to be evacuated to another country for specialised treatment, an official said yesterday.

They were injured when the Sunday inferno gutted a building housing girls aged 11-12 and 16-17 in Mahdia, central Guyana.

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