Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

A police officer looks at burnt debris at an orphanage after it was partially destroyed in a fire, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of unlicensed orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas. Two children were burned to death and 13 died due to smoke […]

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