Police have confirmed five boy died during a deadly fire outbreak at Bilal Boarding School in Yundum.
The boys lost their lives after they got trapped in their room, multiple people told The Fatu Network.
Police spokesman Lamin Njie said: “We can confirm a fire incident at the Bilal Boarding School situated at Yundum in the Westcoast Region. The incident occurred today Sunday 17th October 2021 at the early hours of the morning.
“Five students have been confirmed dead while seven others are hospitalized in critical conditions.
“An Investigation panel has been formed to probe into the matter and establish the cause of the fire as well as gather relevant evidence. The public will be duly informed about developments.”