Teachers, students saved after fire guts St. George’s High School


Several teachers and students escaped unharmed after a fire destroyed the St. George’s High School in Georgetown on Wednesday.

Firefighters managed to control the blaze, but the upper floor of the building was completed destroyed.

A teacher who was inside the building said she was about to resume an afternoon session with six students when the cleaner at the school informed her that she saw smoke emanating from the Social Studies Department, located at the front of the building.

“We ran out quickly,” the teacher told reporters at the scene.

Education Minister Priya Manickchand who is also on the scene said “it is extremely saddening to watch” the building destroyed by fire.

The News Room will provide an update on this developing story.

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