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LATE BREAKING NEWS MARCH 09, 2000

18 students and matron die in a dormitory fire

18 students plus their matron died in their Toalipi Girls dormitory at the Motufoua Secondary School when a fire broke out at about 11pm yesteday, March 9th 2000.  The Prime Minister of Tuvalu confirmed this most unfortunate tradegy in his announcement this morning on Radio Tuvalu.  It was reported that a student, using a candle to do extra reading or study, may have caused the fire to break out.  The Prime Minister will be travelling to Motufoua School in Vaitupu later today.

    Credit: Tuvalu.tv

 


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