Tuesday, 2 April 2019

No Lives Lost As Fire Razes Hostel Block In Nigeria Navy School Calabar

There was pandemonium in Navy Secondary School in Akpabuyo, Cross River State on Tuesday at noon hours as the fire broke out in one of the male hostel buildings in the school.

Over 200 occupants of the hostel were all saved as all students were in classrooms at the time of the incident.

The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained but insider sources noted that it may not be unconnected with the electricity power surge and fluctuations that were experienced in the school premises at the time.

The School’s Commandant, O. A. Kudairi, was not available for questions as she was seen practically assisting firefighters in their effort to extinguish the flames.

The State Fire Service truck arrived about an hour after the fire started.

Eyewitness account disclosed that some students, upon seeing the flames in their hostel, had attempted to save their belongings but were all stopped by the school officials.

It was gathered that the affected male hostel is called Blue House (Adeneye Hall) and all the belongings of over 230 students in the building were razed down in the inferno.

A staff who pleaded anonymity said, “We thank God the fire outbreak did not occur at night nor when the students were in the hostel.”

The school authorities had started calling parents to come for the children since they are done with exams but students in JSS 3 and SS 3 are however expected to stay back for extension classes.

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