Four-Year-Old girl perishes in Chhattisgarh school fire

District officials are diligently investigating the incident, and while the exact cause of the fire remains undetermined, the administration assures a thorough probe.

| Updated: 07 March, 2024 3:47 pm IST
Fire outbreak at the porta-cabin school for girls at Chintakonta village in Bijapur.

NEW DELHI: A four-year-old girl lost her life in a major fire that engulfed a government-run residential school in Chintakonta village, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred around 1 am on Thursday at the prefabricated portable structure school for girls.

The victim, not enrolled in the school, was staying with her elder sister, a student at the facility. District officials are diligently investigating the incident, and while the exact cause of the fire remains undetermined, the administration assures a thorough probe.

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Swift action by porta cabin staffers and local villagers ensured the safe evacuation of all 380 students from the facility. The deceased, unfortunately, was discovered missing after the evacuation, and her life was claimed by severe burn injuries.

A senior district official shared, “All 380 students of the facility were safely evacuated by porta cabin staffers and local villagers. However, later it was found that the younger sister of a student was missing. She died of burn injuries.”

A fire brigade team promptly responded to the alert and collaborated with villagers to bring the blaze under control, ultimately preventing further loss of life. Visuals from the scene depict the complete destruction of the porta cabin structure due to the intense fire.

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The incident raises concerns about the safety and security measures in place at government-run residential schools. Porta cabins, often employed in Naxal-affected areas of the state, serve as critical infrastructure. The tragic event underscores the necessity for stringent safety protocols to avert such catastrophes in the future.

As the community mourns the loss of a young life, questions linger about the preventive measures and emergency response capabilities of such institutions. The district administration’s commitment to a thorough investigation is crucial for uncovering the root cause and ensuring accountability.

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