The tragic loss of lives in Gujrat

Updated May 27, 2013 01:57pm
A Pakistani man comforts his relative mourning the death of a family member. — AP Photo
A Pakistani man comforts his relative mourning the death of a family member. — AP Photo
Men stand around a burnt-out school bus, after a gas cylinder on it exploded. — Reuters Photo
Men stand around a burnt-out school bus, after a gas cylinder on it exploded. — Reuters Photo
Relatives of 14 children, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over their coffins, on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad. — Reuters Photo
Relatives of 14 children, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over their coffins, on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad. — Reuters Photo
Burnt school books are seen near a school bus, on which a gas cylinder exploded. — Reuters Photo
Burnt school books are seen near a school bus, on which a gas cylinder exploded. — Reuters Photo
A man and his daughter ride a motorcycle past a burnt-out school bus after a gas cylinder on it exploded. — Reuters Photo
A man and his daughter ride a motorcycle past a burnt-out school bus after a gas cylinder on it exploded. — Reuters Photo
Pakistani women, mourn next to the bodies of friends and relatives. — AP Photo
Pakistani women, mourn next to the bodies of friends and relatives. — AP Photo
Relatives of one of 14 children, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over his coffin, on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad. — Reuters Photo
Relatives of one of 14 children, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, mourn over his coffin, on the outskirts of Gujrat, 100 miles (170 km) southeast of Islamabad. — Reuters Photo
The mother of one of 14, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus. — Reuters Photo
The mother of one of 14, who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus. — Reuters Photo
People carry the coffin of one of 14 children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, during their funeral. — Reuters Photo
People carry the coffin of one of 14 children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus, during their funeral. — Reuters Photo
People attend the funeral of victims of a gas cylinder explosion on a minibus, in Gujrat, Pakistan. — AP Photo
People attend the funeral of victims of a gas cylinder explosion on a minibus, in Gujrat, Pakistan. — AP Photo
People pray over the coffins of children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus. — AP Photo
People pray over the coffins of children who died after a gas cylinder exploded on a school bus. — AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: The incident of Gujrat in which 14 children died has created panic among parents, especially those who send their children through private school vans.

Parents have demanded that there should be a proper system to check on those persons who have been using vans to provide pick-and-drop facility to school going children.

It is pertinent to mention that 14 children and a teacher were burned to death in a village near Gujrat on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded in the van taking them to school. Seven children were also injured in the explosion as the van caught fire.

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vijay
May 27, 2013 02:22pm

what to say except asking the almighty to give strength to the parents to bear the loss of their sons and daughters since nothing will change whether in India or Pakistan

Talk4real
May 27, 2013 03:32pm

Very tragic, very sad, believe me, I have no words that could console the affected parents. May Almighty Allah protect us all specially our children from these sorts of accidents.

ishtiaq ahmad
May 27, 2013 04:55pm

Its very sad and unfortunate for PPL of pakistan that GOVT is too busy in forming new parliment and has not taken any serious stand to prevent it happening again

Majid AMjad
May 27, 2013 05:30pm

@ishtiaq ahmad: Ishtiaq Sab what we expect from politician is bullshit... We have to do something to take all politicians out from our country who are responsible the current situation. But when we see any mishap in other countries they immediately carry out a new laws and regulations not to be happened next time.

Really Shame on us. May Allah give sabr to the effective families...

sajid
May 27, 2013 06:21pm

Cheap cylinders,cheap metals used in making the cylinder shells causes expanding and volatile gas to explode,factories and their owners who manufacture these cylinders shall be caught and tried and hanged.

HASSAN WARRAICH
May 27, 2013 07:25pm

This news shattered myself!!Nothing can be as painful as the death of a child!!! May the Almighty bless the bereaved families with strength and courage to bear this immense loss! Incidence such as these have happened in recent past but nobody took notice to standardise the quality of the CNG Cylinders and why they should ? There is no worth of a human life in Pakistan , its the cheapest commodity!!

muhammad
May 27, 2013 08:17pm

Our successive governments have failed to tackle this simple problem because of widespread corruption in our society especially in our traffic and motor vehicle fitness departments loss of such a large number of students is a national disaster but we as a "nation" sorry a group of people are mere concerned about such incidents otherwise culprits of these crimes would have been hanged publicly.

Rana
May 27, 2013 09:27pm

God bless the teacher who sacrificed her life trying to save kids. God burn those officilas in the same way who are reponsible for vehicle fitness systems enforcement.

Khalid Iqbal
May 27, 2013 09:35pm

The new leaders and winners are too busy celebrating and enjoying there Victories,and I wonder how long it will continue,when will they ever have Time to take care of the problems.

Ahmed Mudassar
May 28, 2013 01:09am

Allah will grant these children paradise inshallah.

Ash Mirza (USA)
May 28, 2013 01:58am

Gujrat is bot far from Lahore..!!! Mr.Nawaz Shariff where are you?? I have not seen any article or statement from you, or your brother Mr.Shabaz shariff. I hope you know about 14 student and also ine teacher BURN TO DEATH ..I think it;s very important matter, and in my opinion GOVERNMENT should get involve and get to the bottom of it, and come up with solution so it will never happen again in future.

Sincerely, Ash Mirza (USA)