84 schoolchildren burned alive


Jun 3, 2003
84 schoolchildren burned alive
Wire Services |
"Flames swept through a thatch-roofed school Friday, trapping dozens of children who clawed at brick and concrete in vain to escape after many of their teachers fled. At least 84 children were killed and 22 injured... No teachers died, and a senior fire officer said it was because they abandoned the children and ran from the burning school... Local television showed dozens of small, blackened bodies with skeletal limbs laid out on the floor inside a large hall. They were burned beyond recognition, their clothes seared off flaking skin... A reporter for New Delhi Television News described marks on the walls that she said showed the children tried to tear through the bricks and concrete in their desperation."

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