After death of 11 students, admin bars picnic trips by schools, colleges sans permission

MS Nazki

Poonch, June 28 (GNS): A day after 11 students lost their lives in a tragic road mishap, district administration in Poonch have directed all private and government institutions to seek prior permission from competent authority for any picnic henceforth.

A vehicle (tempo traveller) carrying students of a private computer centre from Surankote plunged into deep gorge near Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal Road Leading to the death of 11 students, 9 of them girls, and injuries to 7 others, two of them critically.

“All the Government and recognised private schools upto higher secondary level are directed not to leave / go on excursion/Picnic unless and until granted the permission from the competent authority,” said Deputy Commissioner Poonch in an order, a copy of which lies with GNS. (GNS)

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