Mumbai : A 10-year-old boy died, while nine others sustained minor injuries, after a boundary wall of a BMC-run Marathi medium school collapsed in Shivaji Nagar, Govandi, on Tuesday.
Authorities have informed that the school building was more than 35-years-old and was in a rundown state, and that around four months ago the civic body took up the project of constructing a new building. Due to the constant digging and drilling, the boundary wall of the school had developed cracks. While the contractor had allegedly noticed it eight days ago, he did not take any corrective measures.
The incident took place around 3 pm and some local living close the school too got trapped under the debris. While the firemen were able to rescue those trapped, 10-year-old Azam Khan couldn’t be saved.
Those injured were rushed to Shatabdi Hospital for treatment. Those seriously injured have been identified as Ali Asan (40), Mashooq Ahmad (26), Rashid (10), Aliya Parveen (10), Sayaaf Ali (30), Kalam Siddiqui (20), Mosin Safina kHan (25) and Shama Parveen (5).
Meanwhile, the police are investigating the case.