PM Mia Amor Mottley mourns deaths of students in Guyana dormitory fire 

Prime Minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, extended condolences to the families of children who died in the fire incident at the Mahdia Secondary School in Guyana. 

PM Mia Amor Mottley mourns deaths of students in Guyana dormitory fire 
PM Mia Amor Mottley mourns deaths of students in Guyana dormitory fire 

Barbados: Prime Minister of Barbados– Mia Amor Mottley, extended condolences to the families of children who died in the fire incident at the Mahdia Secondary School in Guyana. 

PM Mia Mottley took to Twitter and shared her disappointment over the tragic incident. She said, “The news of the fire at the Mahdia Secondary School in Guyana, which claimed the lives of 19 children late last night, is truly a tragedy beyond words.” 

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that to the President of Guyana, Dr Irfann Ali and the people of Guyana, she offered her sincere condolences and offered her support during this difficult time.

Mahdia Secondary School dormitory in Guyana was engulfed in flames, tragically claiming the lives of 19 students, including a young boy of five years old. President Irfaan Ali met with the parents, guardians, and other relatives of the students affected. He also declared three days of national mourning for the children. 

The Mahdia Secondary School is at the center of the Guyanese government’s push to improve the education level in the less developed part of the country and it mostly served indigenous children.

President Dr Irfaan Ali has called on all of Guyana to reach out with prayers and good thoughts to support the families, friends and fellow students grieving over the loss of 19 children during a fire at the Mahdia Secondary School dormitory on Sunday night.

In an address at the Umana Yana this evening at the National Vigil in memory of the victims, the President said that collectively our faith can move mountains. “As a people, this is a time when we should dig deep into our hearts and reach out with love, reach out with care and reach out with kind words in support of these families and communities.”

Persons from all walks of life paid tribute to the victims by laying flowers and candles.