Girl killed as roof collapses in classroom
A girl student was killed and 20 others injured in Bharatpur on Saturday when part of the ceiling in a classroom collapsed in a private college for women.
District collector Krishna Kunal said the accident occurred at Maharani Videh Kaur Girls' College in Bharatpur, 170 km east of Jaipur, on Saturday morning when a class was going on.
In the accident, Hemlata Mudgal (20), a first-year BA student, succumbed to injuries at the hospital. College owner Hari Ram Singh said the accident happened because of vibrations created by a bulldozer in motion in front of the institution.
Kunal said four of the injured women were critical and had been referred to the Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur, and the rest were admitted to the district government hospital. "The reason for the collapse so far is not clear and we are investigating the matter," he added.
The collector announced a payment of Rs 20,000 to the family of the deceased and Rs 5,000 each to the families of the injured.
"We were have practical classes in geography on the college terrace when suddenly the roof collapsed," said a BA final-year student.