Parents to shift bodies of Arunachal school fire victims
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 19:45
Itanagar: Classes in Don Bosco School at Palin in Arunachal Pradesh are expected to resume soon as parents of seven children, who died in a fire in a hostel, have decided to shift the bodies from the school's premises.

After the inferno on February 10 at the school's private hostel claimed 10 lives, angry parents of the seven victims carried the bodies to the school compound and buried them there.

The authorities announced their inability to reopen the school having over 600 students on its roll, till the bodies were shifted.

Meanwhile, officials today said the parents have decided to shift the bodies from April 3 and rebury them at the site of the gutted hostel, which will be converted into a memorial.

Names of all the 10 children killed in the fire will be inscribed on the memorial, said Additional Deputy Commissioner Chuku Takar.

The state government has agreed, in principle, to provide jobs for a kin of each of the deceased while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for families of each victim.

The school authorities shifted the principal and other teachers of the school to Itanagar following tension in the wake of the blaze.


First Published: Thursday, April 01, 2010, 19:45

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