Srinagar: A bear entered a school ground in Pulwama district on Wednesday, triggering panic and leading to a stampede in which 26 school children were injured, a police spokesman said.
“A bear entered the Imam Abu Hanifa Memorial Institute in Rajpora (Pulwama) today, creating panic among the school children,” he said.
Two children suffered contact injuries, while 24 children were injured in a stampede triggered by panic and fear.
The injured children were immediately taken to a hospital.
Reports from the area said the bear escaped as people raised hue and cry.
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