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Four children die as school gate collapses

April 30, 2005 11:22 IST

Four students were killed and seven injured in Virudhunagar in Madurai district on Friday when their school's gate collapsed.

The students were swinging on the gate when it came off the hinges.

Three children died on the spot, while another succumbed to head injuries at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Saturday morning.

The condition of two more students is stated to be serious.

The Virudhunagar police said it took more than an hour to pull the children out from under the collapsed gate.

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This news of 4 children dying when a scool gate collapsed in Madhurai while the students were swinging on the gate is really very shocking. ...

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Nobody cares for maintenance of school buildings. Moreover we are not safety-concious. Everybody sees children using gates as jhula, but nobody stops them. There are ...

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