At least, 26 pupils have been reportedly killed in a boarding school in a suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia.

BBC reports that the fire is believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning, when Koranic school students were sleeping in a building near their mosque.

Police have told the BBC that they are still looking for bodies in the ruins of the building.

Mr George Weah, the president of Liberia has tweeted his condolences to bereaved families.

Officials told AFP news agency that the victims were between 10 and 20 years old.

BBC correspondent Jonathan Paye-Layleh reports from the scene that Red Cross ambulances have already taken bodies away from the scene, and there are plans to bury them on Wednesday afternoon.

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