Shillong: 131-year-old KJP Girls' School destroyed by massive fire

131-year-old KJP Girls' School is destroyed by fire

Shillong: 131-year-old KJP Girls' School destroyed by massive fire
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The KJP Girls Higher Secondary School at Mission Compound, which has been in existence for 131 years, suffered significant damage from a huge fire on Sunday.  The fire that started at around one in the morning affected the upper primary section, the secondary section from classes 6 to 10, as well as the principal's and vice-principal's offices.

Although no one suffered injuries, a young hosteller had to be taken to the Dr. H. Gordon Roberts Hospital because she had an anxiety attack after watching the fire, according to the police.

According to police, fire engines were sent from this location's headquarters to battle the blaze and aid in lifesaving. The initial report suggests that the fire may have been started by a short-circuit. However, after conducting more investigation, we will be able to confirm," the police stated.

The Welsh missionaries originally founded a school in Nongsawlia village in Sohra (formerly Cherrapunjee), and it was an outgrowth of that school that was transformed into a formal school in 1864. This school was the KJP Girls' Higher Secondary School.

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