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School roof collapses in Uttar Pradesh; none injured

Posted on Jul 29, 03:03PM | UNI

Roof of an under-construction school in the adjoining Sitapur district collapsed today but none was injured as it was closed due to Sunday.

The incident occurred just 2 days after roof of a private school in Bijnore collapsed in which 6 children died and 7 others injured.

Officiating District Magistrate and CDO of Sitapur Shahid Manjar Abbas Rizvi told UNI on telephone that the roof of an under-construction government primary school collapsed in Khairabad area.

He said the Basic Shiksha Adhari(BSA) has been asked to probe into the matter.

Mr Rizvi said the authorities have filed an FIR against the Pradhan and others of Dena village in Hargaon block for using inferior quality of materials in constructing the school.

"We have also ordered recovery of money from the Pradhan and some teachers for using inferior construction material," he said while added that the adverse entry has been made against the Junior Engineer(JE) in-charge of the construction.

Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued strict instructions to all the districts to ensure quality construction work in all schools and send report on the construction done in their region in the past in next two months.