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SOS service introduced in Kohat schools, colleges

SOS service introduced in Kohat schools, colleges

KOHAT: An SOS message service has been introduced in the educational institutions across the district linked with the local Rescue 15 centre to deal with any untoward incident, a security official said.

He said in case of any emergency, the principal or any other responsible person would press a button on his mobile phone and alarm would start ringing in the Rescue 15 office. Besides the location of the site would appear on the main computer via Google map facility, he explained.

The SOS message would also be available with the nearest police station and other rescue organisations so they could reach the affected area in the shortest possible time, said the official.

The free 24-hour facility has been provided to the primary, middle, high schools, colleges and universities, he said, adding soon it would be extended to all the sensitive institutions and buildings vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

TWO COMMIT SUICIDE: Two young boys committed suicide here the other day.

In Khattak colony on Kohat-Bannu road, 18-year-old Ehsanullah locked himself inside a room in his house and hanged himself from the ceiling fan. Relatives said when several knocks at the door went unattended, they broke open the door and found Ehsanullha hanging from the ceiling fan. The body was shifted to Liaquat Memorial Hospital for autopsy.

The police registered case on the complaint of the victim’s mother.

A boy identified as Shehzad Abbas shot himself dead with a pistol in Jungle Khel area. His father, Syed Abbas told police his son committed suicide following a brawl with family. The body was shifted to KDA divisional headquarters hospital for autopsy. The police lodged the FIR and began investigations.

Published in Dawn, June 27th, 2015

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