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11 Poor Teenage Girls Burned Alive in Southern Turkish Dormitory

The dormitory housed impoverished girls whose families coming from nearby villages where there are no schools, Elif Dogan Turkmen, an opposition parliamentarian, told CNN Turk.

Twelve people, including eleven teenagers and a woman working in girls dormitory, were killed when a fire swept through multi-storey dormitory building in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Tuesday (November 29), at least twenty-two other girls were injured, Reuters Reports.

The fire, which broke out in a dormitory housing middle and high school students, may have been caused by an electrical fault, Omer Celik, a senior government official who represents the province in parliament, told.

Source: Al Alam

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