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National Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mahdia School Fire Victims Sees Enormous Turnout

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Published: 24th of May, 2023. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: May 25, 2023 at 3:35 am

A national candlelight vigil carried last evening, Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2023, at the Umana Yana in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America, in honor of the victims of the Mahdia Secondary School Dorm Fire which killed 19 students, saw an enormous turnout of emotionally laden people from all walks of life standing in solidarity with the friends, teachers, and families of those who lost their lives in the fire.

This publication was made to understand that the candlelight vigil at the Umana Yana in Georgetown was an initiative of President who also called for three days of mourning–suspending previously planned Independence Celebration activities. In the addition, the President has ordered that the flag raising ceremony planned for Independence Night be transformed into a night of prayer and mourning for the victims.

President Ali spared no expense in response to the deadly tragedy. His ministers were on the ground the next morning, and he arrived in the afternoon. The President said no effort will be spared in bringing comfort to those affected by the tragedy.

Below we share with you some photos of the candlelight vigil held at the Umana Yana in Georgetown, Region 4, on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023.

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