Two children killed in wall collapse

Two children were killed while three others along with an elderly man were injured when the boundary wall of a school in Bajaria district collapsed on them when they were asleep, police said.

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 17:41 PM IST

Kanpur: Two children were killed while three others along with an elderly man were injured on Thursday when the boundary wall of a school in Bajaria district collapsed on them when they were asleep, police said.
Five children and an elderly man were sleeping beside the boundary wall of the school when it collapsed around 4 AM.

The injured were rescued and the bodies of the two deceased pulled out from the debris by a team of police and fire brigade, who immediately reached the spot after receiving information about the incident.

According to police, heavy rains since yesterday had weakened the wall which supposedly led to the collapse.

The wall was pretty old and continuous rain led to the collapse, a police official said.

Hrithik (10) and Afsha (6) died on the spot, while Sumit, Mukesh, Jinki were seriously injured. Horilal (55), who was sleeping along with the children, was also injured and has been admitted to the hospital.

PTI