Jammu and Kashmir: 12 schoolchildren injured after explosion inside classroom

The injured students were taken to Pulwama's Government District Hospital. The more severely wounded were taken to Srinagar's SMHS hospital. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 13, 2019, 03.00 PM (IST)

Twelve school students were injured in a blast inside the classroom of a private school Falai-e-Millat in the Narbal area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

“Several students reported injured in the blast and the details with regard to it is being ascertained,” a police official said.

The injured students were rushed to a hospital for treatment. Some of them have been taken shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment.

The explosion took place inside the classroom at 2:30 pm.

"I was teaching and then suddenly an explosion occurred. I can't say how many students are injured," Jawed Ahmed, a teacher at the school, said.

Pulwama

Visuals from the hospital where the students have been admitted. (ANI photo)

The cause of the blast is not yet known.

The police meanwhile have reached the spot and a probe is underway.

A case has been registered and an investigation is underway. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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'I was teaching and then suddenly an explosion occurred..." Jawed Ahmed, a teacher at the school, said. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.