A 14-year-old girl student has been accused of setting fire to her school. Due to his action, 20 people lost their lives. It was told that she was angry with the teacher confiscating the phone. He had also threatened arson before the incident. The case pertains to the South American country Guyana.
According to the report of the Daily Star, a fire broke out in the girls’ hostel of Mahdia Secondary School on Monday night. In no time, it engulfed a large part of the school. Many girl students and staff got trapped in it. Immediately the team of fire brigade was called. But by the time the fire was extinguished, 20 people had died.
The incident took place in Central Guyana Mining Town, about 200 miles from the capital George Town. Now in this case the police has revealed that the person who set the fire was none other than a girl student of the school. The student’s mobile was confiscated by her teacher. She was upset about this. In anger, he took a dreadful step. The girl herself was also burnt in the fire.
Police say that the accused student set the fire only because the school administration had snatched and confiscated her mobile phone. Actually, the school administration had come to know that the girl student was in contact with an old man. After this this action was taken. Guyana’s National Security Advisor Gerald Gouvia told that the accused girl is about 14 years old. When his phone was snatched, he threatened to set the girls’ hostel on fire.
However, that girl also got injured due to the fire, currently she is undergoing treatment in the hospital. After being discharged from the hospital, he will be taken into custody and interrogated. At the same time, the condition of many of the 9 other people admitted to the hospital remains critical.
At present, countries like America have offered help to Guyana regarding this heartbreaking incident. These countries have talked about sending forensic experts to help in DNA identification. Because, due to burning in the fire, the identification of dead bodies is a big crisis.
Most of the dead were girls aged between 12 and 18 coming from villages. The five-year-old son of a female employee working in the school also became a victim of this accident. Firefighters succeeded in saving some people by making a hole in the wall.