Uttar Pradesh: 50 students injured after HT wire falls into school

first_imgAbout 50 students were injured on Monday when a high-tension wire fell into a primary school in Naya Nagar Vishnupur area here, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to order a probe into the incident. The students are stated to be out of danger, officials said.When the wire fell, the students were at a distance but water had collected in the compound after rainfall due to which they came into contact with electricity, District Magistrate Karun Karunesh said.They were shifted to nearby hospitals, he said. Taking a serious note, the Chief Minister ordered the District Magistrate of Balrampur to provide medial aid to the children while directing officials to probe the matter and take action against the guilty within 24 hours.He also directed Principal Secretary Energy and MD, UP Power Corporation to run a campaign to safeguard people from high-tension wires and repair them wherever needed.“Strict action will be initiated against those showing laxity in this regard,” Mr. Adityanath said. Two employees of the Power department were suspended and a departmental inquiry was ordered against the junior engineer concerned. Mr. Karunesh said the basic education officer and the executive engineer of the Power department were directed to conduct a survey of schools and remove any such wires passing over them.last_img

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