Eleven girls killed in Gujarat school collapse
Eleven girls were killed and 14 injured as a school in Gujarat collapses, burying them under rubble.india Updated: Jan 27, 2007 12:38 IST
Eleven girls were killed and 14 injured when a school in Gujarat collapsed, burying them under rubble, officials said on Saturday.
Nine bodies were recovered late on Friday from the building in a village in Gujarat state.
Another two bodies were found during the night as rescue workers using cutters and hydraulic cranes shifted the debris, working under floodlights.
"Rescue workers removed two more bodies from the rubble during the night-long search," Surat district official Vatsala Vasudevan said.
"The operation is over as there do not seem to be any more people trapped in the debris. Workers are sifting through the rubble," she said.
The 14 injured schoolgirls were being treated in hospital, she added.
The four-storey building, on the campus of a government-run residential school for tribal children in Tichakpura village in Surat, was in need of repair, reported NDTV.
State Chief Minister Narendra Modi has ordered an inquiry into the collapse.
Some 330 students live and study on the school campus, district official Vasudevan said.
First Published: Jan 27, 2007 12:38 IST