Three injured after school's balcony collapses in Tamil Nadu

Published: Jun 26, 2019, 14:50 IST | mid-day online desk

Over 12 students, who were stranded in the school situated near the Madurai Meenakshi Amman South Tower, were also rescued later

Three injured after school's balcony collapses in Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu: Three students were injured after the balcony of Ayira Vysya Higher Secondary School collapsed in the wee hours of Wednesday. Over 12 students, who were stranded in the school situated near the Madurai Meenakshi Amman South Tower, were also rescued later. The three injured, identified as Sakthivel, Kumaravel and Veerakumar, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Further investigation is underway

In another incident, at least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a pandal fell on them due to strong winds and heavy rains during a religious programme in Barmer district of Rajasthan on Sunday, police said. A 'Ram Katha' was organised at a school ground near Rani Bhatiyani temple in Jasol area of the district. The pandal was uprooted by strong winds, trapping the people sitting under it, police said, adding hundreds of devotees were attending the programme. "At least 14 persons have died in the incident and about 50 are injured. Reasons of the deaths will be clear after postmortem," said Ratan Lal Bhargava, Additional Superintendent of Police of Balotara.

With inputs from ANI

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