Mahdia tragedy: Six girls now hospitalised at GPHC


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect new information from the authorities. We originally reported 20 people had died.

Six of the students who suffered injuries in the devastating Mahdia fire Sunday night/Monday morning are now receiving care at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).

The News Room previously reported that of the three girls who first arrived, a 14-year-old girl has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and her condition has been listed as critical but stable.

The two girls, aged 13 and 14, received minor burns but are “stable and conscious.”

At around 08:00 hrs, three other girls arrived at the hospital.

The girls, aged 12, 13, and 14, are in the hospital’s critical bay receiving medical care.

Authorities have confirmed that 18 girls and one boy died in the fire. The girls were students while the boy,5, was the son of the caretakers of the dormitory.

A total of 29 girls were rushed to the Mahdia Hospital.

Two senior doctors of the GPHC were flown into the mining town to assess the patients and determine who needs critical care and should be flown to the city.

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