Five children, woman killed as wall collapses in Gujranwala’s private school

GUJRANWALA: On Saturday, five children and a woman were killed when a wall inside a school collapsed during the twin Pakistan Day celebrations and a scheduled academic ceremony, according to rescue officials.

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The incident took place at a private school in located in the Kashmir Town neighbourhood of the city. The combined event was underway when a decrepit interior wall that had grown weak due to water seepage collapsed, killing six people and injuring 13 others, rescue officials said. The injured were shifted to a district hospital for treatment. Two of the injured children are in critical condition.

The aforesaid woman was the mother of one of the children who died. She was at the school to collect  her child’s academic results. Both lost their lives in the incident.

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas took notice of the incident and made a visit to Gujranwala.

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