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School toilet damaged, 2 minors drown in pond while relieving themselves

Two minors drowned in a pond in Gonda of Uttar Pradesh when they went relieve themselves as the toilet in the school was not in a working condition.

lucknow Updated: Nov 08, 2017 17:42 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Gonda (Uttar Pradesh)
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Two boys drowned in a pond in Gonda when they went to relieve themselves. (Shutterstock)

The principal and a teacher of a government primary school were suspended after two children drowned in a pond in Saijapul village in Gonda of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Wednesday.

Surendra (6) and Arvind (8) drowned in a pond near the school on November 6 when they went relieve themselves as the toilet in the school was not in a working condition, basic shiksha adhikari (BSA) Santosh Kumar Dev Pandey said.

Principal Surendra Kumar and assistant teacher Priyanka Yadav were responsible prima facie for the incident, he said. Both of them have been suspended.

First Published: Nov 08, 2017 17:41 IST