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Three Kolkata students injured as classroom grille falls

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Three students of a government school here were injured on Tuesday when a window grille fell along with a chunk of concrete, an informed source said.

Two students of Heritage Hindu School, which is around 200 years old, sustained head injuries as the grille fell. Another student was injured by the concrete chunk that came off the wall.

All three students were rushed to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. The two students with head injuries required stitches.

“One of my friends had climbed the window grille. When another tried to do so, the grille gave way,” said Sohom Mondal, one of the injured students.

Another injured student was identified as Aritra Dey.

The students and the guardian alleged that none of the teachers accompanied them to the hospital.

Expressing concern, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said he will speak to the principal of the school. “Accidents may happen. But there should be pre-emptive action,” said Chatterjee.

The injured students alleged none of the grilles in the classroom was secured with nuts and bolts or screws.

Established on January 20, 1817, by educationalists like Maharaja Radhakanta Deb and David Hare to impart lessons in European and Oriental subjects, the Hindu School is now celebrating its bi-centenary.

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