Two charred to death in residential school blaze

Two schoolboys were charred to death when a fire broke out in a thatched residential block of a school in the main market area in Bihar`s Araria district.

Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 13:01 PM IST

Araria: Two schoolboys were charred to
death when a fire broke out in a thatched residential block of
a school in the main market area in Bihar`s Araria district
late on Monday night, official sources said.

Block Development Officer Binod Kumar said that the
blaze suddenly broke out in the thatched residential school
building and the two class VI students were trapped inside.

Other schoolboys, also staying inside the house,
luckily managed to escape.

The charred remains of the two children were later
recovered from the burnt out portion by fire brigade.

The cause of the fire was not yet clear.

PTI