Mahdia tragedy: Two sisters killed in fire


Two sisters were among those killed following a fire that ripped through the Mahdia girls’ dormitory Sunday night/Monday morning.

The girls, Delicia Edwards, 15, and Arianna, 13, were not accounted for when rescue services arrived on the scene. A total of 14 bodies, 13 girls and one boy, were recovered when the fire was put out; Delicia and Arianna were among them.

Five of the 29 girls who were rushed to the Mahdia Hospital died.

The Edwards girls, from Micobie village, were the only girls in the family. Their mother died several years ago while their father worked in the gold mines, their cousin, Lucia Charles, told the News Room.

The girls had one brother who attends school in Georgetown.

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