Bid to fudge attendance claimed more lives?

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Jul 19 13:06:30 UTC 2004

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KUMBAKONAM, JULY 18. Two whole days after a fire killed 90 children in a
school here, new evidence suggests that the casualties were high because
school authorities anticipating an inspection by the school inspector,
sent children upstairs to fudge the class strength in the Tamil-medium

The fudging of attendance registers became necessary as the grants-in-aid
to aided schools is tied to the number of students in the Tamil medium

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