It was yet another lucky escape for students of the Federal Government Girls College Umuahia as 119 girls escaped death when a school hostel housing them was razed by fire.
No life was lost in the fire incident as the students were said to be in their classrooms observing their night prep when the fire started.
Thisday gathered that the fire incident occurred at about 8.30pm on Sunday. It was the second fire incident in the school in less than three months. On December 9, 2013 the school had lost a hostel housing 79 students four days before the end of the school session.
Acting principal of the school, Mr. Ernest Chukwuka lamented the fire incident just as the school was putting finishing touches to the hostel which was burnt last December. He said that if not for the timely intervention of the state fire service the fire would have spread to other hostels. [Thisday]