A worker and 11 middle and high school students aged 10-16 were killed in the fire, the head of the fire brigade department in Adana said.
Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtaş later confirmed the toll and added that 22 others were saved and sent to hospital. Demirtaş said the injured students were affected by the smoke and some of them were hurt by broken glass while they were fleeing the building.
He stated that the fire broke out after an electrical meter in the building caught fire, but the investigation was still underway.
The governor added that the 3-storey building had been evacuated as fire crews battled with blazes at the school girls' dormitory.
The ministry of education said that the dorm's capacity was about 54 people but only 31 students had been staying in the dorms.
Source: Daily Sabah