Three girl students lose their lives in fire in Zahedan
Three girl students lose their lives in fire in Zahedan.
The pre-school and elementary girl students lost their lives in a fire on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at a non-governmental girls’ school in Osveh Hassaneh in Zahedan, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran.
The Department of Education in Sistan and Baluchestan Province announced the names of the three pre-school girl students as Mona Khosroparast, Maryam Nokandi, and Saba Arabi. The situation of another girl student, Yekta Mirshekar, is also reported to be severe. She is suffering a higher than 70 percent burn.
Mahmoud Reza Miri, president of the Medical Sciences University of Zahedan, said that in a fire at a preschool in Zahedan, four girl students suffered severe burns, three of whom unfortunately died due to the severity of burns and injuries to the respiratory system. Now the fourth girl is in a sever condition. (The state-run Tasnim news agency – December 18, 2018)
The accident was due to the use of oil and non-standard heaters for schools. Unfortunately, the required standards and safety tips at this elementary school for girl students were also not respected.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the three innocent girl children who lost their lives in this horrowing incident.
On December 5, 2012, thirty-seven girl students suffered from varying degrees of burns from 10 to 60 percent in a fire incident at an elementary school in the Shinabad village of Piranshahr. Two of the students, Siran Yeganeh and Saria Rasoulzadeh, died due to severe burns and the rest of the girls have been suffering in the past seven years since the incident. At present, these girls are deprived of essential treatment and the government has not given them any help during the last year.