By Ajay Sinha
Dhanbad (ANI): At least eight children and a woman have died as the wall of a residential school collapsed in Jharkhandâ€™s Dhanbad District.
The wall of the Guru Govind Singh Public School on Tuesday collapsed due to heavy rains in the region.
â€œMy sister-in-law was at the terrace and the children went out to do something. My mother called me up that the wall has collapsed and when I reached there, I came to know that my sister-in-law is dead,â€ said Keshav Kumar, a relative of a deceased.
â€œThe wall is around 30 years old. The wall should have been repaired. This incident happened because they didn”t get the wall repaired,â€ he added.
Police officials have recovered five bodies so far.
â€œWe are here and we have already found about five dead bodies, and the rescue operation is on,â€ said Suman Gupta, Superintendent of Police.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Dhanbad, 240 kilometres away from the school.
Rescue operations are underway and police officials said that there might be more bodies buried under the debris. (ANI)