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One student killed, six injured as ceiling plaster falls on them in Bihar school

Police said there were around 25-30 students in the class when chunks of ceiling plaster fell on them.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2018 13:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Bettiah (Bihar)
Bihar school,Bettiah,Student killed in Bettiah
The student succumbed to injuries during treatment on Tuesday.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

A six-year-old student of standard one died and six others were injured in Bettiah town Tuesday when chunks of ceiling plaster fell on them during class at a private school in Bihar’s West Champaran district.

The plaster fell on the students when classes were in the school in Bettiah town area, superintendent of police Jayant Kant said.

There were around 25-30 students in the class when the ceiling plaster fell, he said.

The injured school children were rushed to MJK Medical college where one of them succumbed to his injuries during the treatment, Kant said.

The dead child has been identified as Vaibhav Kumar Raj, he said.

The school management tried to conceal evidence at the occurrence site for which an FIR would be lodged and action will be taken against it after the inquiry.

Police personnel have been deployed at the school, he added.

First Published: Sep 25, 2018 18:47 IST