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Riverton fire forces 46 schools to close early

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 3:07 PM

The education ministry is reporting that 46 schools across St Catherine and the Corporate area closed early today because of smoke from the Riverton landfill.

It says in St Catherine a total of 12 schools were forced to send home students early.

And in the Corporate Area 34 schools closed prematurely.

The ministry says it is monitoring the situation and will keep the public updated on the situation in relation to the normal operation of schools.

Meanwhile, the Ministry is advising parents and guardians to follow the precautionary actions to protect their children as suggested by health officials.