14 children injured in school fire
26 January, 2013
PESHAWAR: At least 14 children of ages between eight and 12 years received burn injuries on Thursday when the tower of a cellular company, installed in a school building, caught fire as a result of shot circuit.
SHO Dost Muhammad said the fire erupted at the Ali Public School building, situated in the Gulbarg Police Station jurisdiction near Nodhia Railway crossing. Police said the fire engulfed classrooms where students were attending their class.
Rescue teams rushed to the site and started relief operation. The injured children were admitted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH). There were more than 100 children inside the school building at the time of incident, a Rescue 1122 official said.