A five-year-old boy, identified as Adoni, perished in the fire which engulfed the dormitory for girls at the Mahdia Secondary School late Sunday night and into Monday morning.
There were an estimated 57 girls who resided in the dormitory. They were from the mountain villages of Chenapau, Karisparu, Micobie and El Paso.
A total of 19 girls have been confirmed dead, health authorities in the Region have confirmed.
When the blaze was put out, the News Room understand that 14 bodies were pulled from the rubble.
Of the children who managed to escape the building, 29 were transported to the Mahdia district hospital, where five died.
One student died on the way to Georgetown, a senior health official confirmed.