Srinagar: A bear entered a school ground in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, triggering panic and leading to a stampede in which 26 school children were injured, police said.
"A bear entered the Imam Abu Hanifa Memorial Institute in Rajpora (Pulwama) today, creating panic among the school children," a police officer told IANS.
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.