Seventy teachers have recorded their statements before a senior official conducting a probe into the stampede in a government school here which killed five girls and injured 34 other students.

The teachers gave their account of the incident on Friday to T C Nakh, Deputy Commissioner of North-East Delhi who was asked by the Delhi Lt Governor to conduct the magisterial inquiry on the stampede at the school in Khajuri Khas.

“Seventy teaching staff has recorded their statement,” Mr. Nakh said. However, he refused to provide details of the versions given by them.

Mr. Nakh will also record the statements of the public with regard to Thursday’s mishap, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained.

There were conflicting reports about the events which led to the tragedy, ranging from rumours about current passing through flooded water and boys misbehaving with girls. The school will reopen on Monday.

The probe will ascertain the reasons and circumstances of the stampede besides assessing the role and fixing responsibility on erring officials.

Mr. Nakh has also been asked to suggest preventive and remedial measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

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