The female hostel in the Jos campus of the Plateau State Polytechnic was on Monday completely burnt down by fire.
The fire, which started around 8.30 a.m., raged on till 11.44, throwing the entire school into confusion as students and staffers scurried to safety with some bold students making frantic but fruitless efforts to quench the inferno.
Speaking to newsmen at the scene, the deputy director plateau state fire service, Samuel Musa reported that though the information got to them late, they were able to manage the situation.
One of the victims speaking to newsmen narrates the ordeal
The rector of the polytechnic Dauda Gyemang consoling the students, assured them that the school management will look into the issue.