Gitega prison fire

2021 disaster in Burundi

At around 04:00 CAT on 7 December 2021, a fire broke out in an overcrowded prison in Gitega, Burundi. It killed at least 38 people and injured over 69 others.[1]

Gitega prison fire
Date7 December 2021
Time04:00 CAT
LocationGitega, Burundi
Coordinates03°25′34″S 29°56′08″E / 3.42611°S 29.93556°E / -3.42611; 29.93556Coordinates: 03°25′34″S 29°56′08″E / 3.42611°S 29.93556°E / -3.42611; 29.93556
CauseElectrical failure
Deaths38
Non-fatal injuries69+
Property damageUnknown

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Burundi prison fire kills at least 38 in Gitega". BBC News. 2021-12-07. Retrieved 2021-12-07.