Fire on Tuesday burnt a 50-bed hostel at Mtakataka Police Training School in central Malawi of Dedza, destroying several recruitsâ€™ belongings.
Dedza Police spokesperson Edward Kabango said in an interview that the fire started at around 9 am.
â€œAt that time, most of the recruits were out training,â€ he said.
Kabango said they suspected that the fire started from an electrical fault.
He said this was the first time such an accident happened at the school.
â€œWe have only had minor fire accidents such as fire in a part of the kitchen,â€ he said.
The spokesperson said they are yet to determine the cost of the damage.