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Mahdia fire that killed 19 children was “maliciously set”; survivors, others being counselled

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 22:35 by Writer The devastating fire that killed 18 girls and one boy at the dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School was “maliciously set”, but further details were not immediately available. President Irfaan Ali announced Monday afternoon that government was seeking regional and international assistance to conduct DNA tests on several of the ...

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University of Guyana deploys specialist teams to support ministry, students and families of those on Mahdia fire

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 15:06 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana says it shares the grief and extends deep and sincere condolences on the loss of lives, property and trauma experienced in the Mahdia fire in the wee hours of Monday morning. Institutionally, the University has immediately activated several mechanisms internally and externally aimed at  ascertaining ...

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Indigenous Indians in Chenapau demand compensation for lives lost, injuries in Mahdia fire; Opposition wants Independence Day activities cancelled

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 11:32 by Denis Chabrol Indigenous Amerindians in Chenapau Village on Monday morning demanded compensation from the government for the fiery death of 19 students of the Mahdia Secondary School students. “We need compensation,” “We need justice”, were among the chants and slogans on placards. Meanwhile, the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For ...

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Mahdia fire tragedy: Fire fighters faced crippling water shortage

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 7:18 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Fire Service (GFS) fire fighters did not have sufficient water to fight the early Monday morning fire at the heavily grilled dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School that claimed the lives of at least 20 students, sources said. Sources said the bowser, which carries 2,500 gallons of water, ...

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20 children die in Mahdia dormitory fire- gov’t

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 4:43 by Denis Chabrol At least 20 children were early Monday morning killed in a fire at the Mahdia Secondary School dormitory, government said in a statement. “We have lost many beautiful souls in that fire.¬†The death toll currently stands at 20, while several others received injuries,” the Department of Public Information said ...

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Norton calls for swift recapture of convicted mass murderer; raises major questions about escape

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 4:08 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Sunday appealed for calm and alertness as he called on authorities to answer several questions surrounding the escape of convict Royden “Smallie” Williams from the Mazaruni maximum security prison during an exchange of heavy gunfire between his accomplices. “The recapture of this mass murderer ...

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Emergency medical response activated for burnt Mahdia children- Pres Ali

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 3:13 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali said early Monday morning that an emergency medical response post has been established at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport to provide initial medical treatment to numerous children who were burnt in a school dormitory at Mahdia. “We are setting up an emergency centre here. ...

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BREAKING: Several children die in fire at Mahdia school dormitory

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2023, 1:48 by Denis Chabrol Several children early Monday morning died in a raging fire at the Mahdia school dormitory, prompting an outpouring of shock and grief by government and the opposition. “It is with heavy heart and pain that the Cabinet is being briefed and kept updated on a horrific fire at the ...

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