‘Heartbreaking’:  Fire guts down Rumphi Secondary school library

Fire gutted down Rumphi Secondary School library during the early hours of Sunday destroying books valued at K1.5 million donated by the school’s alumni among other damages, Deputy Head teacher, Edward Luhanga confirmed the development.

The library destroyed by fire

“Around 2 am, we were awakened by our security people and some teachers who came to inform us that fire had gutted our library. Luckily, with the help of our students, we managed to extinguish the fire,” said Luhanga.

Luhanga said most of the books which were burnt to ashes were new for the new curriculum which had just been received from government and the school’s alumni.

“A number of books have been burnt down and we just received a new consignment from government for the new curriculum.

“Books valued at K1. 5 million, which we received from the school alumni, have also been burnt. It was the main area where the fire gutted most,” said Luhanga, disclosing that most of the books which were damaged were related to science subjects.

Meanwhile, authorities are investigating to establish the cause of the fire and assess the value of all the burnt books.

It is not the first time for fire to gut the school library, a similar incident occurred in 2012.

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Mbuchindele
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Mbuchindele

A dpp aka mtopwa Aphanso mfumu ya Atumbuka chikulamayembe ndi poison

Warm Heart Of Africa
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Warm Heart Of Africa

Very Sad Development.

Aka
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Aka

As poor as the school is, this is a very sad development.

Panji
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Panji

Ma cadet atenthanso library ija?? Koma inu dpp itivuta ndithu

drogba
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Sorry for the loss of text book

Max
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Atumbuka sono

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

Nothing to do with Tumbukas, it was an accident

James Wandawanda
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James Wandawanda

“Atumbuka sono” zikugwilizana bwanji ndi accident ya moto? Kuganiza kwabwanji uku Nyamako!

Bystander
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Bystander

Reading under candlelight because of blackouts???

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