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BREAKING NEWS: School fire kills 23 sleeping children

At least 23 children have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb near the Liberian capital Monrovia.

The fire is believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning, when school students were sleeping in a building attached to a mosque.

Police have told the BBC that they are still looking for bodies in the building in the Paynesville area.

President George Weah has tweeted his condolences to bereaved families.

The president’s spokesman said that Mr Weah will attend the funerals later on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Moses Carter told Reuters news agency that fire was caused by an electrical issue, but investigations are continuing.

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