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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 July, 2004, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
In pictures: India school fire
Shrouded victim of school fire (AP photo)
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The town of Kumbakonam is mourning 90 children who died when a blaze engulfed their primary school.
Charred remains of school (AP photo)
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The focus is now on the school's construction and alleged negligence - five people have been arrested.
Grieving parents (AP photo)
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Many parents broke down, unable to come to terms with their loss.
Gutted exterior of school (AP photo)
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Reports suggest the Lord Krishna school in Tamil Nadu state had no fire escape or safety equipment.
Distraught parents grieve for victims (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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Distraught parents were in shock - there is growing anger over the school's allegedly poor standards (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
Nurses from a nearby medical college rushed to the hospital to treat the injured (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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Nurses from a nearby medical college rushed to the hospital to treat the injured (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
One report said the fire might have started in the school kitchen (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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Reports say the fire might have started in the school kitchen (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
The thatched roof of the school caught fire, trapping the children inside the building (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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The thatched roof of the school caught fire, trapping the children inside the building (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
Rescuers who tried to use hoses to put out the fire did not have enough water (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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Fire engines rushed to the scene, but ran short of water to put out the blaze (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
The fire triggered demands for an urgent review of safety measures in public buildings (Photo: Senthil Kumar).
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The fire triggered demands for an urgent review of safety measures in public buildings (Photo: Senthil Kumar).




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