Fall of Ceiling Plaster: 5 pry students, 2 teachers hurt in classrooms | Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:46 AM, April 12, 2019

Fall of Ceiling Plaster: 5 pry students, 2 teachers hurt in classrooms

At least five students and two teachers were injured in primary school classrooms in Brahmanbaria and Narayanganj yesterday as chunks of ceiling plasters fell on them.

In Brahmanbaria's Nabinagar, four students and two teachers of Fatehpur Uttar Government Primary School received minor injuries around 10:30am.

Due to room shortage, classes of grade I and II were being held at the same room when the incident took place, said Head Teacher Rashida Akhter.

A similar incident took place at the school on April 28 last year. But no one was injured then.

Teachers of the school alleged that they have repeatedly urged the higher authorities to renovate the school building to no avail.

On Saturday, a nine-year-old girl died in her classroom in Barguna's Taltali upazila as ceiling plaster fell on her. At least 10 other students were injured in the incident.

Two days later, the primary and mass education ministry asked district primary education officers to identify the highly risky primary school buildings across the country and inform the ministry within 15 days.

When contacted yesterday, Primary Education Officer Sharif Rafiqul Islam of Nabibnagar said a list of dilapidated school buildings had been prepared and submitted to the authorities.

In Narayanganj, a grade-I student of Shiddhirganj Uttar Government Primary School received minor injuries in her classroom around noon yesterday in a similar incident, said Zakia Sultana, a teacher of the school.

Several teachers of the school alleged that they have repeatedly informed the authorities about the bad shape of the building, which was constructed in 1990.

Our correspondents in Brahmanbaria and Narayanganj contributed to this report.

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