Hyderabad: At least four students, among the 22 who were left injured in a freak accident at the Government Girls High School, Barkas, were admitted to the Owaisi Hospital, Kanchan Bagh on Wednesday.
The doctors at the hospital said that the condition of the four girls was stable, but added that they were being monitored after receiving deep cuts on their heads.
The freak accident occurred when labourers, who were working on the first floor of a new block of the school, tried to dig a hole in the newly constructed wall. This wall collapsed on the classroom adjoining the newly constructed block at around 10 AM on Wednesday morning.
The falling debris smashed through the asbestos sheets and fell on the students who were engrossed in their studies. A crowbar also fell along with the debris.
The 22 Fifth class students, between 9 and 12 years of age, were rushed to the nearby government area hospital for first aid. The wounds of five girls were sutured and they were then sent to their respective homes.
However, four of the injured girls complained of severe headache and their parents rushed the students to the Owaisi Hospital.
The doctors conducted tests on the girls and admitted the girls for further treatment.
Ms Juveria, Ms Shireen and Sheikha Saba are among the students who are presently admitted to the Owaisi Hospital.
The Deputy DEO, who visited the spot, blamed the labourers’ negligence for the accident.
Meanwhile, the local MBT leader Saleh Ba Hamed and MIM Corporator of the area organised an impromptu dharna, accusing district Collector Natarajan Gulzar of not even bothering to inspect the spot.
MIM Corporator Mansoor Awalqui demanded that the district Collector release Rs 50,000 as compensation and bear the treatment expenses of the injured girls.
The new block of the school building is being constructed under the MPLAD funds.(INN)