LoC flare up: GMS Deeing students recount horror

LoC flare up: GMS Deeing students recount horror
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The students of Government Middle School (GMS), Deeing,faced their worst nightmare on Tuesday as cross-border shelling along the Lineof Control resumed after a lull of two days.

Schools within five kilometers of the LoC reopened onTuesday after remaining closed for six days. On Tuesday, at around 11:30 am,when the students of GMS Deeing, located along the LoC in Nowshera sector, werebusy in school and some were appearing for the annual examination, guns startedto roar along the LoC.

"Students present inside the school started to panic andraised hue and cry as soon as gunfire was heard. Some shells even fell close tothe school, turning it into a nightmare for the innocent kids," RameshChowdhary, sarpanch from the shelling-affected area, said.

"Masses are severely affected due to the continuouscross-border firing and shelling. The intensity is very high this time around,"he added.

A teacher, who was present in the school when shellingstarted, said, "Soon after it (cross-border shelling) started, we shiftedthe students to one of the classrooms and made them lay on the floor. We thencalled the parents and asked them to take their wards home."

A class 2nd student, Ridham, while narrating her ordeal,said, "My school had remained closed for six days. I was excited to go back toschool. While we were studying, we heard loud bangs and we knew thatcross-border shelling had started once again. It was very scary. We all thoughtwe would die."

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