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12 school girls killed in stampede after Afghan quake

Monday, Oct 26, 2015,17:04 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kabul | At least 12 girls were killed after a stampede broke out in their school in the northern Afghan province of Takhar following a powerful earthquake today, officials said. 

The students rushed to escape the school building in Taluqan city capital of Takhar, triggering a stampede, Takhar education department chief Enayat Naweed told AFP. Twelve students, all minors, were killed and 35 others were injured.