Five students of a government senior secondary school in Udaipur’s Karawada village suffered injuries after a portion of the school building collapsed on them on Saturday morning. The incident occurred around 8.45 am on Saturday when the staff and students were busy with the morning prayers on the school ground, teachers and district officials said.
The four rooms that collapsed housed classes 8 and 9, library and computer lab. Some of the students who were still in the classes were trapped under the rubble but were rescued by teachers and the villagers, teachers said, adding that the victims escaped with minor injuries.
Some parents claimed that no repair or maintenance work had been carried out in the school since it started operation in 1984.
They also said that during verification the tehsildar found that the condition of the school was very bad and many of its walls had cracks.
District collector Rohit Gupta said he would write to government about the mishap and ask it to either repair the school building or provide a new building.