12 dead, mainly girls, in dorm fire

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Twelve peo­ple, most of them school­girls, were killed on Tues­day when fire rav­aged a dor­mi­tory in Adana, of­fi­cials said. The fire, which of­fi­cials said was likely caused by an elec­tri­cal fault, raced through the build­ing’s wooden in­te­rior as pan­icked vic­tims tried to jump from win­dows. Many of the dead were killed af­ter they were un­able to open a closed fire door.

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