Books removed after fire

KUMBAKONAM, JULY 24. Books, notebooks and bags, which remained in the Sri Krishna High School where a fire on July 16 claimed the lives of 93 children, were removed by officials today.

They were taken in lorries to the East Police Station. They were removed in the presence of police and revenue officials. Residents who stay near the school were made witness for the removal. The shifting of the material followed a minor fire in the school last night. The fire was reported from an almirah in the second floor. Spotting the smoke emanating at 9 p.m., neighbours informed the fire station and police and revenue officials.

Fire tenders rushed to the school and put out the fire. J. Radhakrishnan, Thanjavur Collector, who visited the school.

Red Cross counselling

Indian Red Cross, in association with the American Red Cross, would provide counselling to parents of the deceased and injured children and their parents from August 10, according to Vimala Ramalingam, general secretary, Indian Red Cross Society.

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