A fire in a boarding school in Kenya kills fifty-eight boys and seriously injures twenty-eight others
Date: 26 March, 2006
More than 50 teenage boys died when their dormitory caught fire in a secondary school near Nairobi, Kenya. The raging fire is reported to have spread quickly burning the victims beyond recognition. The boys were sleeping when the fire started and most managed to get to safety. Some, however, got trapped inside when the roof of the dormitory caved in and could not escape.
About 28 boys were admitted to hospital with minor to severe burns. The police suspected arson and carried out an investigation. It is considered one of Kenya’s deadliest fires.