Fire at Turkish dormitory for girls kills 12

A fire at a student dormitory for girls in the southern Turkish town of Aladag has killed 12 people and wounded 22 others, according to a Turkish governor.

Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas was quoted by Turkey's state-run news agency on Tuesday night as giving the death toll and saying the wounded were taken to a hospital.

The Anadolu Agency also reported that the fire took place in a middle-school dormitory for girls.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Turkish television showed flames rising from a multiple-storey building in the town and firefighters deployed at the scene.

AP

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