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School fire: Jayalalithaa suspends officials

July 16, 2004 19:50 IST

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday suspended four education department officials, including the Chief Education officer of the district, besides cancelling the licence of the private school, in which 80 children were charred to death in a devastating fire.

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Speaking to newsmen after an hour-long visit to the accident site and the government hospital, where 27 victims are still undergoing treatment for burns, Chief Minister

J Jayalalithaa said the CEO, Deputy Education Officer and Assistant Education Officers had been suspended.

"The licence of the school has also been cancelled," she said.

Jayalalithaa also announced from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund an ex-gratia payment of Rs 100,000 to the families of the children killed, Rs 25,000 to those who received 50 per cent burns and Rs 10,000 to those who sustained simple burn injuries.

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Number of User Comments: 15

Sub: It's the system stupid!!!

This is a tip of an iceberg!!! We donot have a procedure to inspect whether educational institutions or public places have effective safety procedures. I ...

Posted by Shankar

Sub: Kumbokonam Childrens Burns

First of all i would like of share the grief of the parent who have lost their beloved once. when you face this problem practically ...


Sub: Sad and Depressed

Dear Sir When will the education officials realises that what is happening around the schools. The schools are over crowded despite poor amenities and literally ...

Posted by krish

Sub: Thats a bad thing

Miss J L shouldnt sack the officials, as they have nothing to do with the fire & saftey standards. But admit to the fact that ...

Posted by nanduus

Sub: tn fire

poor pupils lost,but big amma shouldnt take the responsiblity, why? why not president should act and remove such leaders,

Posted by gdgupta



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