Bhubaneswar, July 9 IANS) At least five minor children under six years of age were killed after the wall of their school collapsed Monday in Odisha's Nayagarh district, an official said.
The mishap occurred at the Anganbadi centre in Suansia village under Ranapur police station area when eleven minor children and three adults were inside.
While three children died on the spot, two others died in the local hospital, District Collector S.K. Choudhury told IANS.
"It was an old building," he said.
Seven children and the three adults have sustained injuries. While the two minors who received critical injuries were undergoing treatment in the hospitals, the remaining were discharged after first aid, he added.
The government has announced a compensation of Rs.1 lakh for the family of those killed. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar said the government will bear the cost of the treatment of those injured.
The district headquarters of Nayagarh is about 90 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.
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