Roof of government school collapses, one student killed

Kanpur: One student was killed and 14 others were injured when a roof of their classroom collapsed in Maharajpur area here this morning, police said.

According to SP (Rural) Lal Bahadur, students of class seventh were studying in the classroom of a government high school at Salempur when the roof collapsed suddenly injuring 15 students.

One student, Mahadev (12), died while on his way to a hospital, he added.

Out of the remaining 14 students, five have been admitted in a hospital at Sarsaul near here, while nine are undergoing treatment at Ursala district hospital where condition of some of them is said to be critical, the SP informed.

The teacher was unhurt in the incident.

"The roof of the classroom collapsed as the school building was an old structure," officials of civil and police administration said.

An inquiry has been ordered and investigations were on, they added.