12 school children die of burns in Arunachal hostel

Itanagar, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 12 school children were charred to death and eight injured in a massive fire that broke at a private hostel in Arunachal Pradesh, officials said Thursday.

A police spokesperson said that a fire broke out around midnight at a hostel built with bamboo and hay at Palin in Kurung Kummpy district, 260 km north of state capital Itanagar.

‘Right now, we are in the process of evacuating the injured by choppers to hospitals in Itanagar. 12 bodies have been found,’ Remu Kemkei, district magistrate of Kurung Kummpy told IANS.

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