Shocking in TN: Three students died after a 100-year-old wall in the school collapsed!

Three school students in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu had died on Friday - December 17 after a 100-year-old wall in their school collapsed on them. Following the incident, their classmates had held protests and pelted stones on the school premises over their anger that the unmaintained wall had collapsed and killed three students. The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the incident and the school has been shut down on Friday. 

According to reports, the wall collapse had killed two students on the spot and injured three others. While these three students were rushed to the hospital, one of them had died en route for the treatment. The incident has happened at the Schaffter Higher Secondary School in Tirunelveli town. It sits on NS High road and is a 100-year-old institution. The school has been government-aided and on Friday, the toilet wall of the school had collapsed and fallen on the students standing there. 

Vishwaranjan and Sanjay were two of the three boys killed in the incident. The reports say that over 1000 students are studying in the school, which houses century-old buildings. The reports say that the walls were weakened due to recent rainfall and when the school was about to begin, eight students had used the toilet during which the wall was collapsed. Two students were killed on the spot while another one had died on the way to the hospital. 

The wall can be seen collapsed and authorities are clearing the debris


Visuals from the spot had shown current and older students throwing stones at the school over the incident and the school management had informed the parents to take their children home and after the mishap, the school was closed. Tirunelveli District Collector Vishnu has rushed to the spot and held an inquiry with school authorities. Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation, Higher Secondary, and CBSE Schools Association General Secretary Nandakumar has said that the government pays for the maintenance of the school and salaries for the staff and raised a question why the building wasn't maintained.