17 killed in fire at a school boarding house

  • A fire broke out in a boarding house in Chiang Rai killing 17 schoolgirls and injuring five others. According to media reports, the fire broke out on Sunday at the Pithakkiart Witthaya School’s boarding house in Wiengpapao district. The girls killed in the fire were aged between five and 12. Authorities said that two schoolgirls are still missing.