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14 students killed in Arunachal hostel fire

 ITANAGAR, Feb 11 (PTI): At least 14 students were burnt to death and seven others injured today in a fire at a private hostel in Arunachal Pradesh's Kurung Kumey district, bordering China, official sources said.

The students of Holy Angel Don Bosco School, both boys and girls, were killed after a fire swept through a hostel made of bamboo at Palin area in the district, Nob Tshering, Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, told PTI.

Prima facie, it appears that a short-circuit could have led to the blaze, he said.

"The fire broke out at 2.30 am. There were about 56-60 students in the hostel when the mishap took place," DIG (Crime) Tashi Lama said.

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