School loses another building to fire


MALAGUNA Technical Secondary School in the heart of Rabaul town lost its administration building to fire last Friday.
It was not the first time the school had lost a building to fire. Over the last five years its library and a science laboratory had burnt down.
The latest fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault which started from the principal’s office and quickly swept through the entire building. The building had two deputy principals’ offices, the bursar’s office and the main administration office.
According to a teacher who was at the scene, the fire started at around 4pm and by the time fire fighters arrived, about an hour later from Kokopo, the two-storey building was engulfed in
The teacher said most students’ report cards, examination results and student assessments, including grade 10 and 12 certificates were lost.

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