Report reaching Fox Channel indicates that a female hostel at the Loretto Special Science School, Adazi Nnukwu, in Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra state is currently on fire.
Our correspondent who visited the scene of the inferno said there were no casualties, but that the one-storey building hostel was badly burnt before the arrival of fire fighters.
The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Uchechukwu Asadu, who arrived the scene with his men and a team of fire fighters, told our correspondent that he made frantic efforts to get fire fighters to the scene immediately he received the distress call.
The firemen who were later joined by another team of fire fighters from the state’s government house battled to stop the fire from spreading to other buildings in the school.
An eyewitness, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, criticized the fire service for ‘the late response’. The Reverend Sister who spoke in tears, said the school management called the fire service immediately the fire began, but that after more than an hour of the raging fire they were still yet to respond.
The firemen were still fighting to get the fire under control as at the time of filing this report.