Bhadrak: One girl student died and three others were injured after the wall of a dilapidated house collapsed over them near a school in Bhadrak district on Tuesday.
The tragic incident occurred at a primary school in Basudebpur.
According to sources, the students were plucking berries from a tree in the recess when the wall of an abandoned house near the tree collapsed on them.
Manasi Mallick, a student, died on the spot while three others sustained critical injuries. The injured were admitted to a health centre in Basudebpur.
The incident triggered tension at the villagers as guardians of the students held the headmaster of the school responsible for the mishap. The district administration deployed police in the area to thwart any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, the district education officer ordered a probe into the incident and placed the school headmaster under suspension.
The district collector announced that the administration will bear the treatment expenses of the injured students.