18 girls injured as school roof collapses in Kashmir

March 31st, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) Eighteen girls were injured when the roof of their school in a north Kashmir town collapsed Tuesday, police said.
The accident occurred when the roof of Noor-ul-Islam girls’ school in old town area of Baramulla collapsed Tuesday morning. Baramulla is 54 km from here.

“All the injured students have been evacuated to the Baramulla district hospital where attending doctors said all of them are out of danger. The evacuation was done swiftly and within half-an-hour of the accident,” a senior police officer here told IANS.

Eyewitnesses said the girls were in their classroom when the roof collapsed, trapping them.

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