Fire kills 38 par­ty­go­ers in Mada­gas­car

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A house fire dur­ing a party in Mada­gas­car has killed 38 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 16 chil­dren, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof. The vic­tims – the youngest only six months old – were trapped in­side the house in the vil­lage of Am­bal­avato, in the ru­ral cen­tre of the is­land, when the fire broke out on July 23. The par­ty­go­ers, in­clud­ing the home owner’s wife and seven of his chil­dren, were celebrating the ren­o­va­tion of the house. The owner him­self was away at the time. The blaze is be­lieved to have started from em­bers of a fire that had been used ear­lier to cook food for guests.

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