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A School fire in Maradi, Niger, killed 20 children.

A School fire in Maradi, Niger, killed 20 children.

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A School fire in Maradi, Niger, killed 20 children.

FastNews reports that at least 20 children were killed in a fire at a Niger school.

The heinous crime is said to have occurred on Monday in the city of Maradi.

Adults and children can be seen gathering at the scene of the fire, where smoke can be seen rising from the ground, in photos taken at the scene.

According to unconfirmed social media sources, the fire occurred at a kindergarten.

So far, it is unclear what caused the fire, and no official confirmation has been provided.

The alleged tragedy occurred only a few months after a fire at another school on the outskirts of Niamey, Niger’s capital, killed 20 children.

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