One student dies, two injured as school gate collapses

Palghar: In a tragic incident, an eight-year- old school girl died and two students were seriously injured when the iron gate of the government-run school near here collapsed this afternoon, police said.

Students were coming out of their classes during recess when the gate of the zila parishad-administered school, located in Wada taluka of this district, and a pillar supporting it crashed on them, they said.

Tanvi Jitendra Dhanva died on the spot, while Shailesh Sanjay Chavan and Anju Shivkumar Prasad (both 8) were seriously injured, they said.

The wounded were taken to Thane Civil Hospital for treatment.