A fire in a school dormitory in Guyana that killed 19 children was lit by a student after school authorities confiscated her mobile phone, police say.
- A female student was suspected to have lit the fire because the dorm’s mother and a teacher took her phone
- The mayor of Mahdia, where the school is located, could not confirm whether the student was in custody
- Burn specialists, psychiatrists and other medical staff were attending to injured children and their families
The children, mostly Indigenous girls, died about midnight on Monday, most at the scene.
“A female student is…