22 girls hurt in J-K school stampede

At least 22 students of a girls’ school were injured in a stampede sparked by a fire at their campus in Budgam district,the police said on Wednesday.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Srinagar | Published:May 2, 2013 12:34 am

At least 22 students of a girls’ school were injured in a stampede sparked by a fire at their campus in Budgam district,the police said on Wednesday.

“Fire broke out yesterday at the government higher secondary school at Magam in Budgam after leakage of cooking gas,” a police spokesman said. The students rushed towards a safer location,causing a stampede in which 22 girls suffered injuries. The police said that one room in the school building got partially burnt in the fire,which was brought under control before it could cause more damage.

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