In the last hours. the investigation into the terrifying fire in a school residence in Guyana that left the balance of 19 youths killed and 17 others injuredrevealed who caused that damage I would be a teenagera student of the institute, who allegedly started the fire raging because hours earlier they had taken his cell phone in detention mode.
“Police investigations so far into Sunday night’s deadly fire in Mahdia, which claimed the lives of 19 people, reveal that a student is suspected of starting the devastating blaze because the dormitory supervisor and a teacher took her cell phone“, indicates the police report that transcended the case.
The student, whose identity has not been revealed, admitted to setting the fire, according to official sources. Witnesses indicated that the student had he threatened to burn down the facility in protest because the manager of the residence had stolen his mobile phone.
“They are not allowed to have cell phones. and they found this girl with a phone and apparently I was sending photosso they took the phone of the girl who threatened to burn down the building that same night and everyone listened to her“said the official who acted as spokesperson for the progress of the investigation.
An insecticide, as fuel to burn down the school residence in Guyana
The same source of the investigation cited by international agencies also provided details on how the lethal fire was caused. He indicated that minutes after the cell phone was taken away, the suspect went to the bathroom area and sprayed insecticide on a curtain during activation of fire with a lighter .
Despite the efforts of other students to extinguish the fire, the blaze quickly spread through the wooden roof and ultimately destroyed the entire building, the official added.
The flames spread rapidly. Firefighters arrived at the scene 25 minutes after the fire started and could not prevent the tragedy.
The suspicious student managed to escape from the building after several people force open a door to rescue students trapped in the facility. The head of the residence, whose son is among the victims, told the police panicked and I couldn’t find the right key to open the door, what required the evacuation.
57 students stood at the place, 14 of which they were calcined. other five died in hospital from the district of Mahdia, where they have been transferred.
The managers had a habit of locking the doors at 9 every night to ensure that this happenedthat the girls don’t run away from the building, according to the investigation.
The student targeted for starting the flames remains in custody at Mahdia Hospital, as authorities try to determine if she could be charged under the Juvenile Justice Act.
National Security Advisor Gerry Gouveia, a retired army captain, said a team of Barbados Forensic Experts arrived in Guyana under the auspices of the Caribbean Community Regional Security System (CARICOM) to assist with the DNA analysis to identify the bodies.
Additionally, more law enforcement agencies across the United States will join the reconnaissance duties in the coming days. “They are coming to do similar things but obviously they will be more advanced,” he told AFP news agency.
Georgetown Public Hospitals Corporation said two out of seven patients were still in critical condition, while Department of Health adviser Leslie Ramsammy said two more injured were transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital “as a precaution”.
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