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Malaria office roof caves in

THE TILED roof of the divisional malaria office on Stanley Road collapsed following heavy rainfall on Thursday afternoon. Luckily, all the employees in the office escaped unhurt. But as it was raining heavily, they had to face a lot of inconvenience in retrieving documents and other official files from the debris.
None | By HT Correspondent, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:16 AM IST

THE TILED roof of the divisional malaria office on Stanley Road collapsed following heavy rainfall on Thursday afternoon. Luckily, all the employees in the office escaped unhurt. But as it was raining heavily, they had to face a lot of inconvenience in retrieving documents and other official files from the debris.

Officiating additional director (health) Dr GC Srivastava also rushed to the spot on coming to know of the incident.

The malaria office building was lying in a dilapidated condition for the last several years. The building had a roof of clay tiles but due to poor maintenance, rain water seeped through the roof. The walls were also full of cracks and the staff had requested the health authorities to shift the office to a new building. But the matter was pending, reportedly due to a court case.

However, on Thursday afternoon the tiled roof suddenly collapsed due to heavy rain.  Some office furniture got damaged and papers were destroyed after getting soaked in the rain.

Dr Srivastava said the building was in a poor condition. Some tiles of the roof were suddenly knocked down following the downpour. But there was no casualty, he added.

Sweeper beaten up
A CLASS IV employee was allegedly beaten by a junior doctor at the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, a sweeper and the junior doctor had a tussle following which the latter made a sudden attack on the sweeper, hurting him and injuring his finger. Angry at the incident, the sweeper has decided to make a complaint to his association and has also reportedly demanded punitive action against the junior doctor.

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