A teacher in Niger works with students in a house serving as a school for Koranic studies in 2005. The nation, one of the world’s poorest, has a shortage of school buildings. File photo: AFP
A teacher in Niger works with students in a house serving as a school for Koranic studies in 2005. The nation, one of the world’s poorest, has a shortage of school buildings. File photo: AFP
Africa

At least 26 schoolchildren die in Niger when straw, wood classrooms go up in flames

  • The highly flammable materials will no longer be used in school buildings, says government
  • The deaths of the pupils, aged five and six, come seven months after 20 other youngsters were killed in a school fire

Topic |   Africa
A teacher in Niger works with students in a house serving as a school for Koranic studies in 2005. The nation, one of the world’s poorest, has a shortage of school buildings. File photo: AFP
A teacher in Niger works with students in a house serving as a school for Koranic studies in 2005. The nation, one of the world’s poorest, has a shortage of school buildings. File photo: AFP
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