Monday, June 18, 2018
News Code : 349032 | Publish Date :2017/4/13 - 18:17 | Category: FORUM

۲۰ killed in fire at Muslim spiritual retreat in Senegal
Senegal's government says at least ۲۰ people have been killed in a fire while attending a Muslim spiritual retreat in the eastern part of the country.

Hawzah News Agency (Medina Gounass, Senegal) - Government spokesman Seydou Gueye said Thursday, April ۱۳th, ۲۰۱۷, that several others were wounded in the fire Wednesday in Medina Gounass village. 

President Macky Sall offered condolences to victims' families. He said the interior ministry would visit the site Thursday. 

Senegalese national TV reported that strong winds and makeshift shelters allowed the fire to spread, though the cause of the fire was not immediately known. 

Thousands of Muslim men from Senegal, Guinea and other West African countries meet annually in Medina Gounass for the spiritual retreat.

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