Three students were injured, one of them seriously, when a portion of the compound wall of a Mandal Parishad Primary School (MPPS) collapsed at Mulkapalli village in V R Puram mandal on Tuesday.

Sources said that Sara Edukondalu, 6, Shivaram, 7, and Manoj, 6, of the MPPS sustained injuries after a portion of the compound wall suddenly fell on them.

Edukondalu suffered multiple injuries in the hip and other parts of the body. Shivaram and Manoj escaped with minor bruises. They were playing at the main gate of the school during the lunch break when the incident took place, sources said. It is suspected that the compound wall of the school building had become fragile.

Meanwhile, Edukondalu was shifted to the Government area hospital in Bhadrachalam for better medical care.