Roof of a private school collapses: 6 children killed; many still trapped
Reported by Anant Zanane, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Updated: July 27, 2012 16:20 IST
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh): Six children have died after the roof of their school collapsed. The incident happened at 12:30 pm today and the school is located in the Jaleelpur area of Bijnor district. The incident took place some 45 km from the district headquarters.
Classes were underway in the 5th standard when the roof collapsed at in the Mansa Devi private school. District Magistrate Sarika Mohan said 25 children were in the classroom.
Rescuers were able to pull out 10 children from under the debris; out of
those only four survived. The authorities believe 15-20 children are
The district administration said 13 students are seriously injured and have been rushed to district hospital. The parents have reached the hospital.
Story first published:
July 27, 2012 13:40 IST