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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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