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2 students killed, 3 injured as concrete pillar falls

Two girls, students of a local school, were killed and three injured when a concrete pillar adjoining their school building came crashing down, the police said.



Ambala: Two girls, students of a local
school, were killed and three injured when a concrete pillar
adjoining their school building came crashing down on Saturday, the
police said.

The deceased were identified as Sheena (16) and Neha
(17), both students of Class XI of Lord Mahavir Jain Girls
Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantt.

The injured students were admitted to civil hospital at
Ambala City, police said.

Police said a drain close to the school building was
covered with the concrete slabs. A 10-feet high pillar was
constructed on one of the corners of the drain.

When some school children were passing over the drain in
the afternoon after the school hours, one of the slabs of the
drain broke and the pillar also fell down, burying the two
children. Some of the students fell into the drain. Ambala Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Srow ordered a FIR
be got lodged against the management of the school.

In a release, Srow claimed the pillar constructed fell
within the school premises.

The Deputy Commissioner also announced financial
assistance of Rs one lakh each from Red Cross Society to the
next of kin of the two deceased girl students.

He also announced financial assistance of Rs 10,000 each
for the three students who were injured in the incident.

PTI

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