- Two Class 4 girls died as a roof fell on them in school
- The girls were practising karate when the accident occurred
- Five other children were also injured
Two girls studying in class four in a private school in Hyderabad were killed when the roof of the dais on which they were practising karate fell on them. Two other children are said to be critical and at least three others have suffered injuries.
The incident happened between 3 and 4 this afternoon at New Century School at Kukatpally.
One child who survived the tragedy said there were about 25 children at the time of the accident and they were helped out of the rubble. There are about 150 children studying here.
The police told NDTV they were now trying to ascertain if the school had a safety certificate from the district education officer.
One of the directors of the school has been arrested. The principal is on the run.