Fire gutted some parts of the female hostel of the Peaceland College of Education, Enugu on Thursday, with hundreds of students escaping death by whiskers.
The institution is located opposite the Matured Students Programme of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, near the popular Nkpokiti junction, at Independence Layout, Enugu.
Many students were said to have sustained injuries when students were scampering to different directions as confusion engulfed the premises.
However, there are conflicting accounts as to what triggered the fire.
While some said it was caused by a power surge some said a student left an electrical appliance on and went to class.
Though no life was lost in the inferno, it was gathered from some staff of the college that the fire destroyed the roofs, ceilings, windows, beddings among others, at the top floor worth over N30 million.
It was gathered that the fire also destroyed some certificates and other credentials of the students.
The school authority had yet to issue a statement on the incident at the time of filing this report.
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