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14 children injured in fire in UP madrasa

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

Fourteen children were injured when a fire broke out in a madarsa at village in the district, police said Friday.

The blaze started Thursday night from a candle kept in a room in the madrasa in Kotwali Police Station area during a power cut, they said.

A refrigerator near the candle caught fire which spread rapidly, they said.

Fourteen children were injured, ten of them seriously, and they were rushed to a hospital, police said, adding an investigation was underway.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 10:05 IST