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Children killed in Liberia school fire

A fire has killed at least twenty-six children at an Islamic school in Liberia.

At least 27 people, many of them children, have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. We get more details from BBC Africa.

And we continue to cover the aftermath of the attacks on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend. The Houthi movement in Yemen, an ally of Iran, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. BBC Monitoring will be telling us about the reaction in the region's media. We also hear what life is like for those living in Yemen, devastated by the civil war.

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen will be joining us from Israel, where he is reporting on the elections. Results indicate that the two main parties are deadlocked.

(Photo: Rescuers hold a body after a fire at a Koranic school in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images)

53 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Sep 2019 15:06GMT

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  • Wed 18 Sep 2019 15:06GMT

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