'Mysterious fire' burns down another school in Kashmir

'Mysterious fire' burns down another school in Kashmir (File) Representational image

A government-run school went up in flames in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday evening.

Reports said Government Middle School, located in Bunpora mohalla of Saderkoot Bala, went up in flames at around 9 pm.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

According to reports, in the last four days, at least four schools have been burned down.

These include: Government High School at Kawoosa, Magam, Government High School Aripanthan, Beerwah (which was damaged in fire on Sunday, October 23 evening), Government Girls School Watto, Kulgam which was also gutted in fire on October 21, and Government Higher Secondary school in Bugam, Kulgam which was completely destroyed in the intervening night of 21 and 22 October.

Around 15 schools in total have been gutted throughout the Valley in mysteriously triggered fires during the last three months.

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