Two school kids killed as classroom roof collapses

Ahmednagar: Two students of a school run by zilla parishad (ZP) died and 35 others were seriously injured after the roof of their classroom collapsed at Nimbodi village in Ahmednagar tehsil this afternoon following heavy rains, police said.

“Two class V children- a girl and a boy- died and 35 others were seriously injured when a roof of their classroom caved in due to heavy rains,” district superintendent of police, Ranjankumar Sharma, said.

“The incident took place around 4.45 pm at ZP school at Nimbodi village, 18 kms away from here,” he said.

Dr Bapusaheb Gade, the medical officer of government hospital at Ahmednagar, said, “Two children were brought dead to the hospital. Other children suffered serious injuries on their heads and other parts of the body,” he said.

The names of the deceased are yet to be known, police sources.