Federal Minister for Energy Umar Ayub Khan. - A file photo

MANSEHRA: Federal Minister for Energy Umar Ayub Khan has taken notice of the electrocution of three students and a teacher at a private school in Mansehra and ordered inquiry.

The minister expressed sympathy with the families of the deceased teacher and students and ordered complete investigation into the matter.

Three students and a teacher of Al-Khidmat School, a private educational institution, in Kaghan Kewai area of Mansehra were electrocuted on Monday when they were installing the national flag during the morning assembly. The poll of the flag touched a high-power electricity wire due to which the teacher and students holding the poll at that time were electrocuted.

The relatives of the deceased teacher and students in their First Information Report with Balakot Police nominated Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Wapda Mansehra Mansoor and Principal of the school Mujahid Hussain Shah in the FIR. The school principal has been arrested, who was presented in the court Tuesday. The arrested school principal in his initial statement said he had sent an application to the Wapda officials about the problem of electric wires on the school, but the problem was not resolved.