As many as 3 students of a Higher Secondary School in Salumbar town of Udaipur district suffered injuries after a large chunk of plaster on the ceiling of their class room suddenly collapsed. The students were rushed to hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at Higher Secondary School in Bassi village in Salumbar, Udaipur. As per reports the school reopened after 2 days of admininstrative closure due to heavy rains in the region. All students attended school and while in class, a huge patch of heavy plaster from the ceiling of the class room fell down on the students. More than 50 students were said to be there inside the class, who somehow managed to rush outside the class at time of the mishap, but 3 of them sustained severe injuries and were taken to the local hospital and later referred to the General Hospital in Udaipur for treatment.
When UT contacted the Principal of the school, Prakash Chandra Heda, he said that only one student of Class 4, Poonam Kumari, got seriously injured, while the other two students sustained minor scratches. He said that Poonam was rushed to the local hospital were she was treated and discharged from the hospital.
Heda said that this mught have occurred due to continuous rains. The school has an enrollment of 45 students and consists of 2 teachers. On Friday, 35 out of the total enrolled students were present in the school and were sitting in the same class as only one out of the two teachers came to school while other was on leave.
The classroom was sealed after the incident and will be soon repaired following the instructions of the senior administrative officials.