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At least 38 inmates dead in Burundi’s prison fire

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At least 38 inmates dead in Burundis prison fire

At least 38 prisoners are feared dead and 69 seriously hurt after a fire broke out in the main prison in Burundi’s capital, Gitega, on Tuesday. The country’s vice president confirmed the incident.

Many prisoners were still sleeping at the time of the incident at 04 00 am.

The interior ministry said on Twitter that the disaster was caused by an electrical short-circuit at the nearly a century-old prison.

Images posted on social media showed huge flames engulfing the prison, and bodies of men lying on the floor.

“We started shouting that we were going to be burned alive when we saw the flames rising very high, but the police refused to open the doors of our quarters, saying ‘these are the orders we have received’,” one inmate reached by phone told AFP.

“I don’t know how I escaped, but there are prisoners who were burned completely,” he said.

A police source said the emergency services were late to the scene, with the first fire truck arriving two hours after the start of the blaze.

Victims with the most serious burns were taken to hospital, some carried in police pick-up trucks, while others with milder cases were treated at the scene, witnesses said.

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Genevieve Nnaji Embraces Her Grey Hair In New Photo

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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji shared a photo of herself with her sisters all spotting strands of grey hair with confidence.

The actress captioned the photo thus: “The grey area we play in. Sisters”

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Canadian doctor delivers ‘Miracle’ baby on flight

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A Canadian doctor has told of her joy after delivering a “Miracle” baby on an overnight flight to Uganda.

Dr Aisha Khatib, a professor at the University of Toronto, was about one hour into her Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Entebbe when the call went out.

A Ugandan migrant worker travelling home from Saudi Arabia was about to deliver her first child.

The baby, early at 35 weeks, was born healthy, and was named Miracle Aisha, after the doctor.

Dr Khatib, bleary-eyed from a gruelling work schedule back in coronavirus-plagued Toronto, was enjoying a well-earned rest on the third leg of her trip.

But she did not hesitate when a voice on the intercom asked if there was a doctor aboard.

“I see a crowd of people gathered around the patient,” Dr Khatib told BBC News.

At this point she was assuming it was a critical situation, like a heart attack.

“As I got closer see this woman lying on the seat with her head toward the aisle and feet towards the window. And the baby was coming out!”

Dr Khatib was helped by two other passengers – an oncology nurse and a paediatrician from Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The baby was crying “robustly”, she said. Following a quick check, she passed the infant to the paediatrician for a closer inspection.

“I looked at the baby, and she was stable, and I looked at the mom and she was OK,” says Dr Khatib.

“So I was like, ‘Congratulations it’s a girl.’ Then the entire plane started clapping and cheering and was like ‘Oh right, I’m on a plane and everybody is watching this.’”

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Zambian Doctors Failed to Separate Twins

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“WE HAVE FAILED TO SEPARATE THE TWINS” – ZAMBIAN DOCTORS

Zambian Medical Doctors have finally decided that the country’s latest conjoined twins, Joshua and James will not be separated due to the intricate nature of the anticipated operation.

Clinical Care and Diagnostic Services Director, Dr. Alex Makupe has disclosed to Diamond news in an exclusive interview that a team of experts has resolved not to go ahead with the operation to separate the children.

He has explained that carrying out the operation would be devastating to the parents as one child will have to be sacrificed.

Dr. Makupe says in the next few weeks a house will be found for family in Eastern Province where they will be accompanied by a social worker as well as a physio therapist for continued monitoring.

The six months old conjoined twins were born in Eastern Province.

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