13 students have been admitted at Wa Municipal Hospital while another is undergoing treatment at a regional hospital.
At least 200 female students at Wa SHTS have been displaced after a fire broke out on the top floor of a two-storey dormitory at the school on Sunday night.
The fire, which started around 8pm, destroyed hundreds of Ghana cedis worth of personal belongings, provisions and stationery.
Seeing the flames, eight students fainted in shock.
Upper West Regional Director of Education Abdul-Razak Korah revealed that the administration has decided to temporarily close the school to conduct a thorough investigation into the two inferno that erupted on Sunday and Monday evening.
The Deputy Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Assistant Divisional Fire Officer (DOII), Imran Idrisu led a team of firefighters to extinguish the fire.
DOIII Iddrisu said the cause of the fire, which gutted five rooms on the top floor of the building, was not known, but an investigation had been launched to trace the cause.
The fire destroyed several properties, including books, food items, mattresses and clothes belonging to the residents of the hostel, and students’ beds running into thousands of Ghana cedis.