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No students injured in Zarqa school fire — Education Ministry

By Petra - Feb 09,2014 - Last updated at Feb 09,2014

AMMAN/ZARQA — No students or teachers were injured in a fire that broke out at around 7:30am on Sunday morning in the assistant principal’s room in the Zainab Bint Al Rasoul School in Zarqa, Education Ministry Secretary General Sattam Awwad said.

Civil Defence Department (CDD) teams extinguished the fire before classes started.

The firefighters evacuated 1,200 students from the school to avoid any incidents, Zarqa CDD Director Brig. Gen. Adnan Abu Jassar said, adding that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit.

One woman who was taking her daughter to school suffered smoke inhalation, but was in fair condition, he added.

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