65-year-old mid-day meal worker dies of burn injuries

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Apr 30, 2016 13:33 IST
The deceased is survived by three sons and a daughter. (Representative image)

Pinky, aka Toshi, 65, who was one of the three mid-day meal workers injured in fire caused by a leaking gas cylinder at Government Primary School, Nabipur, on Thursday, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Amritsar on Friday evening.

The deceased is survived by three sons and a daughter. Her daughter-in-law Kamaljit Kaur, who was working as a substitute at the school, also received burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at the civil hospital in Gurdaspur.

Pinky and another worker, Sunita, who received over 50% burns, were referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Amritsar. Pinky’s son Daniel said she was moved to a private hospital on Friday morning on the advice of doctors at the government hospital.

Gurdaspur district education officer (primary) Salwinder Singh remained in Amritsar to extend help to the victims.

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