Bear enters Kashmir school ground, 26 kids injured

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.

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