Dehradun: Until yesterday, Nand Kishore
Mishra was a happy father watching all his three children
going to school.
But the tragedy that struck a primary school in Sumgad
village of Bageshwar district yesterday changed his life
forever as he lost his two sons and a daughter.
Mishra`s two daughters -- Urmila (8), Yogita (5) and a
son Gaurav (4)-- were studying in Saraswati Shishu Mandir
school when its building collapsed following incessant rains,
killing them on the spot.
Sushila Devi`s two daughters were also among 18 children,
all aged between 4 to 10, who were killed in the roof collapse
leaving their parents and relatives inconsolable.
The death of Neha Danu (7) and Manisha Danu (4), Devi
says, has left her alone in this world as her husband had died
a few years ago.
Meanwhile, Bageshwar district administration completed
the rescue and search operation and handed over the bodies to
their families after postmortem.
The bodies were later buried in an open field at the bank
of the river Saryu.
"When the bodies were being buried, everyone had tears in
his eyes," said Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Kapkot tehsil
Kirtipal Singh, camping in the area since yesterday morning.