Eight girls killed in dormitory inferno

TOM OTIENO | nation
Eight Standard Seven pupils were burnt to death on August 22, 2012 night when this dormitory caught fire at Asumbi Girls Boarding Primary School, Homa Bay County. The girls, who were attending holiday tuition, were to go home yesterday.

What you need to know:

  • Villagers say door was locked when the fire broke out, trapping pupils in the burning hostel

Eight pupils were burnt to death on Wednesday night in a dormitory fire in controversial circumstances.

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