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Uttarakhand: Schoolgirls fall into 60 ft deep gorge, sustain serious injuries


Dehradun, Mar 9: Two school girls sustained injuries in Uttarakhand's Bung bung town after they fell in a 60 feet deep gorge near their school. One of the walls of the primary school which close to the gorge had collapsed and two girls aged - 3 years and 13 years- were playing near it.

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Adjacent to the wall was a deep gorge, and the girls fell into the gorge along with the wall, said a report in Amar Ujala.

The mishap took place around 11 am on Thursday. Babita, 13-year-old, and Yakshita, 3-year-old, were palying in the school ground very close to the wall. When the wall collapsed, the girls also fell into the gorge and sustained serious injuries.

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The people nearby, immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the girls from 60 feet deep gorge. First they were taken to local health centre, but later rushed to district hospital for better treatment, the Amar Ujala report said.

The girls reportedly sustained injuries in head, eye and legs.

The school wall was damaged and it was known to the authorities since 2018 june. The wall was damaged after massive rains in June 2018. There were demands for the wall to repaired ar the earliest, but no heed was paid to it.

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