webISTANBUL: Twelve people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when a fire broke out at a school dormitory in the southern Turkish city of Adana, local officials said.

“12 bodies were recovered, 22 wounded people were taken to hospitals,” Adana governor Mahmut Demirtas was quoted as saying by the official news agency Anadolu.

Adana Mayor Huseyin Sozlu said 11 of the dead were school children and the other was a female caretaker.