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Firemen try to extinguish flames rising from a fire in a school dormitory in Aladag

Police in southern Turkey has detained six people after 11 pupils and a teacher died in a dorm fire.

BBC reports citing local authorities that fire swept through the secondary school dorm in the town of Aladag in Adana province and it is assumed that the fire may have been caused by an electrical fault.

Press reports said that the dormitory housed girls from impoverished families in nearby villages.

Adana province governor Mahmut Demirtas stated that some students had been injured when they jumped from windows to escape the fire. In total, 34 students had been staying in the dorm and 22 were taken to hospital.

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