Three students, one teacher injured in government ceiling collapse. school near Tiruvannamalai


A Physical Training (PT) teacher and three Class VI students were injured when a piece of concrete near the ceiling fan of a dilapidated classroom on the first floor of the government high school in Thandrampet town near Tiruvannamalai collapsed on Wednesday.

Teacher K. Dinakaran, 40, and students – S. Janarthanan, V. Tharun Kumar and B. Mukesh were injured in the accident. Officials said it was around 10:30 a.m. when Mr Dinakaran went to the classroom to take daily attendance. There were 60 students, including 25 girls, in the class at the time.

When a student turned on the ceiling fan, part of the cement concrete roof near the fan collapsed and injured the students. “I have requested a report from the school authorities on the incident. Steps will be taken to provide better facilities at the school,” said T. Ganeshamurthy, Director of Education (CEO), Tiruvannamalai. The Hindu.

Immediately, the injured teacher and students were transferred to the city’s Primary Health Center (PHC). A student had been admitted to Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital for further treatment. The remaining students were safely moved to a classroom on the ground floor.

Most of the school’s classrooms were declared unfit for use by the Divisional Engineer of the Department of Public Works during an inspection more than six months ago. Since then, students in the upper classes took classes on the veranda and under the shade of the campus trees.


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