As reported earlier, Buruburu Girls High School caught fire yesterday evening leaving thousands worried about the safety of their children.
Several videos were circulating on social media about the incident. In some of the videos whose sources were not revealed, you could see students jumping out of the storey building through the windows.
In the latest reports, the girls have been released to go home following the incident. They were allowed to leave the school compound in the company of a parent or a guardian. Those whose parents did not go to pick were allowed to stay within the premises under tough security.
Additionally, investigations have begun to determine the cause of the fire. Up to now, the cause is yet to be known. The fire broke out from one of the cubes in the storey building but it was contained before it could burn down the entire building.
It is also reported that if any of the girls is found to have had a hand in the incident the law will take its course.
Nineteen (19) girls are still receiving treatment at the metropolitan hospital while another group of sixteen (16) girls are undergoing treatment at Jamaa hospital. This brings the total of girls who are admitted to the hospital following the incident to thirty-five (35).
The girls who are admitted to the hospital are all in stable condition. However, it is reported that one of the girls is nursing a fractured leg. One has a fractured leg.
While releasing the girls, the principal, Caroline Maina due to a lot of pressure did not talk or address the parents/ guardians. The girls were allowed to go home for a few days as the investigations are conducted to ascertain the cause of the fire incident.
The principal stated that she had a meeting with the girls in the lower forms earlier on the day before leaving to go and have lunch. She was shocked when she received the news about the incident.
George Aladwa ( MP Makadara) while speaking on the incident has urged the DCI to investigate the matter adding that fire incidents in the area have become rampant. Buruburu Girls is the third school in the area this year to record fire outbreaks.