Police filed a complaint against the management of a private school in Jhelum where two students were crushed to death when a building wall collapsed.
On Friday, the school had organized a Mehfil-e-Milaad, for which a stage was erected next to a dilapidated wall. During the ceremony, the wall in question collapsed, killing two students and injuring 22 others, including students and teachers.
Rescue 1122 transferred the injured to the Jhelum District Headquarters Hospital. Three children and a teacher were then referred to Rawalpindi in critical condition.
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Police registered a Section 322 case and began searching for the suspects, who are still at large.
Punjabi Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also requested a report on the incident from the Education Ministry, which had opened an investigation into the incident the same day.
The funerals of the two deceased students have been offered.
It was learned that the management of the private school had not obtained permission from the district administration to organize the Milaad.
Questions are also being raised with education and building departments over the regulations that allowed the school to operate in a dilapidated building.
Posted in The Express Tribune, October 24e, 2021.