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Student killed, another injured as billboard falls on them at Lucknow Metro site

The duo, students of Colvin Taluqdars’ Intermediate College, were on their way to school on a two wheeler when the incident took place on the Lucknow University Road.

lucknow Updated: Jul 14, 2017 14:41 IST
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The deceased was identified as Mohd Ismaeel Saeed.
The deceased was identified as Mohd Ismaeel Saeed.

One class 12 student was killed and another injured after a billboard at the under construction Lucknow Metro site fell on them on Thursday.

The duo, students of Colvin Taluqdars’ Intermediate College, were on their way to school on a two wheeler when the incident took place on the Lucknow University Road.

The deceased was identified as Mohd Ismaeel Saeed. The injured, Mohd Zain Khan of class 11, was admitted to a nearby hospital. Expressing his grief, college principal AS Bedi said it was very unfortunate.

When contacted, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation officials said their first priority was to ensure medical help to the injured and that no such accidents took place.

The Metro official said they will come out with an official statement after an inquiry into the incident. The official launch of the Lucknow Metro is likely to take place in this month.