A hearth swept by means of an unlicensed orphanage outdoors Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 15 kids, an area decide informed AFP on Friday.
The constructing — which had not been licensed to function as an orphanage since 2013 — housed about 66 kids, mentioned Raymonde Jean Antoine.
The fireplace in Kenscoff — a city of 50,00zero south of the capital — started shortly after 9:00 pm Thursday (0200 GMT Friday), she mentioned.
Two kids died within the blaze and 13 others died at an area hospital because of smoke inhalation, the decide added.
The reason for the hearth and the victims’ ages weren’t instantly recognized.
The 2-story constructing was in a state of full disrepair, with bunk beds — some in deplorable situation — crammed into small rooms, a cramped staircase and just one usable exit door, an AFP reporter noticed.