Fire Burns Down Hostel in Anambra, Displaces Over 70 Students

at 18-01-2016 10:09AM (4 years ago)

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Don Bosco Secondary School, Obosi, an educational institute, managed by the Salesian Priests of the Catholic Church which is one of the three in Nigeria, has been razed by fire as no fewer than 80 students has been displaced from their boarding house accommodation in Obolo Obosi, near Onitsha. Charles Uzoeto, the Rector of the school who conducted us around the charred remains of the hostel on Sunday, said the fire broke out while the students and teachers were in school. He said the students had been sent back to their parents following an agreement between the management of the school and parents as there was no place for them to stay.
He added that the property of the students could have been saved, but the fire service was unable to reach the school in good time due to the bad access road.
"It was a serious fire incident. Nobody can say exactly what happened or how it happened, but everyone was in school. We can only speculate about the real cause, but we thank God that no life was lost.
About 80 students are housed in the two wings of the hostel; we cannot quantify the extent of damage as virtually everything the students had in the hostel was lost," he said. According to him, the bedding, the entire roof of the building and even the structure of the building were destroyed by the fire. "The fire services would have reached here much earlier, but on their way, they discovered that they could not access the place because of bad road leading to this place. After meandering through the markets with all the difficulties, before they came here, we were already counting our losses. I think if the roads were good, they would have reached here much earlier. They made efforts as human beings but they could not jump, they could not fly, and that reduced the chances of rescue," he said. He called on government, corporate organisations and kind individuals to come to the aid of the school to enable it to commence its normal academic activities.
"The assistance we need is obvious, it is a private mission school built with the best intention, but the resources are not there like before. We need help from government, organisations and individuals to recover from this colossal loss," he said.
 


DAMILARE100 at 18-01-2016 10:35AM (4 years ago)
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Suffering and smiling. What's the dude pointing at?
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gogoman at 18-01-2016 11:00AM (4 years ago)
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oya governor go build another one for your pikin
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Oworen25 at 18-01-2016 11:05AM (4 years ago)
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I so much thank God that the fire didn't kill any of this students
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zezprincess at 18-01-2016 11:27AM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but I still thank God say no lives was lost,God,you are Mighty,abeg govt run to the students rescue even organisations abeg.
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Powerfulify at 18-01-2016 04:37PM (4 years ago)
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It's a pity
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kp45 at 18-01-2016 06:14PM (4 years ago)
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Thank God no death was recorded
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slimber at 18-01-2016 07:56PM (4 years ago)
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Pity
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Trueyarn at 18-01-2016 08:44PM (4 years ago)
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Good God,please continue to protect ur children against bad occurrence.
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Trueyarn at 18-01-2016 08:45PM (4 years ago)
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Good God,please continue to protect ur children against bad occurrence.
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AmazingMarie at 18-01-2016 09:08PM (4 years ago)
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thank God no one died.
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Novic at 22-01-2016 01:02PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but I still thank God say no
lives was lost,God,you are
Mighty,abeg govt run to the
students rescue even
organisations abeg
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Novic at 22-01-2016 01:03PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but I still thank God say no
lives was lost,God,you are
Mighty,abeg govt run to the
students rescue even
organisations abeg
Reply
Novic at 22-01-2016 01:06PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but I still thank God say no
lives was lost,God,you are
Mighty,abeg govt run to the
students rescue even
organisations abeg
Reply
Novic at 22-01-2016 01:11PM (4 years ago)
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Chaaii,but I still thank God say no
lives was lost,God,you are
Mighty,abeg govt run to the
students rescue even
organisations abeg
Reply