Dowhill school which is one of the oldest schools not only in Kurseong, but all of West Bengal and by extension India was started in August 1879, with a first batch of 16 children.
Yesterday a huge portion of this history and heritage got gutted down due to a massive fire, which took over 6 hours to control.
Fire-tenders from Kurseong, Darjeeling and Siliguri had to rush in to help control the blaze.
Thankfully since winter holidays are on, there were no students around. In particular, the junior dormitory has been completely burned down.
fire has destroyed the junior dorm section of Dowhill School in Kurseong.
While fire tenders have rushed to the site, it is still unclear what caused the fire.