Kumbakonam school fire tragedy victims remembered on 10th anniversary

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Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu), July 16: Leaders of political parties, members of Kumbakonam Bar Association, officials and others on Wednesday paid homage to 94 children who died in a blaze at a school in the city in Thanjavur district on this day in July 2004.

Parents of the children who were charred to death in the fire mishap, offered prayers and paid floral tributes to the departed souls in front of the school on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Ninety-four children were charred in one of the biggest fire tragedies in India

They also placed wreaths at a memorial here built by the state government in memory of the children.

The 94 children were charred to death in the fire at Sri Krishna school on July 16 2004, while 18 others suffered injuries.

PTI

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