Mysterious blast in Pulwama institute leaves 28 students wounded
Guv Malik announces ex-gratia
Pulwama: At least 28 students were injured in a mysterious blast that took place at a school ‘Falahi-i-Milat’ in Kakapora Tehsil of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday afternoon.
Sources told ‘Kashmir Vision’ that the blast took place inside a private school in Narbal area of Kakapora in a class 10th room when students were getting tuitions at around 2 pm.
The blast as per medical officials left 28 students injured while as police official confirmed injuries to only 16 students.
However, soon after a police party arrived in Narbal village, clashes erupted in the area.
Eyewitnesses said that as soon as police party reached Narbal village, youth took to streets and started pelting stones on them which was retaliated by smoke tear gas and sound shells.
The situation turned normal soon after the announcements were made over the public address system of a Masjid, asking youth not to engage in stone pelting, they said.
Medical Officer at Public Health Centre (PHC) Kakapora said that 14 students with splinter injuries were brought to PHC, among them three were referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
An official from district hospital Pulwama said that three students were received by District hospital while as an official from Sub district hospital Pampore said that 11 were shifted to SDH Pampore and among them five were referred to Srinagar.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pulwama, Chandan Kholi said that 16 students were injured in blast at Kakapora School.
Police party rushed to the spot and shifted many students to the hospital for the treatment, he said, adding that an FIR in this regard has been registered at Police station Kakapora and further investigation is going on.
Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik has deeply regretted the unfortunate incident of an explosion at a school in Pulwama in which many students were injured.
Governor has prayed for speedy recovery of all the children and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 50,000 for all those injured. He has directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ensure best possible medical treatment to injured children.