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Egypt's Al-Azhar deplores death of 27 children in Islamic school fire in Liberia

MENA , Thursday 19 Sep 2019
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People walk through a burned building after a fire swept through a school killing children in Liberia's Monrovia on Wednesday (Photo: Reuters)
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Al-Azhar expressed on Wednesday deep sorrow for the victims of a fire that swept through an Islamic school in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, killing at least 27 children on Tuesday night.

In a statement, the world's leading Sunni institution extended condolences to the government and people of Liberia for the tragedy, expressing hope that "Allah may grant the families of the victims solace and patience at this hard time."

The fire, which reportedly started around midnight, gutted a dormitory and the school building where students slept in the suburbs of the Liberian capital.

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