Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: Fake News And Unnamed Sources

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

Read more

#TECH 24

Foosball gets its own social network

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

How should companies respond to a Trump Twitter attack?

Read more

#THE 51%

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: India’s Kuki people, possible descendants of one of Israel's lost tribes

Read more

Asia-pacific

Deadly school stampede in New Delhi

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-10

At least five girls dies, and many more students were injured, during a stampede in a New Delhi state-run school on Thursday, local police reported. The stampede may have occurred after students were told to leave a classroom over floodwater fears.

AFP - At least five girls were killed and 30 other students injured on Thursday in a stampede at a state-run school in the Indian capital New Delhi, police said.
  
"About 40 children were being moved from one section of the school to another," a police officer at the Khajuri Khas station near the school told AFP. "Five were killed and 30 injured."
  
Television news channels reported that the stampede occurred in a narrow staircase when some students were ordered to leave a classroom over fears that floodwater caused by torrential rain was carrying an electric charge.
  
However, police were unable to immediately confirm the cause of the accident, which followed a night of heavy downpours in the city.
  
Anxious parents gathered at the school and the local mortuary, desperate for news of their children.
  
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was reported to have visited the hospital where the injured children were being treated.

Date created : 2009-09-10

COMMENT(S)