Five students of a matriculation higher secondary school at Valliyoor sustained injuries when a wall in the school toilet collapsed.
School sources said a wall at the entrance of the toilet of Keins Matriculation Higher Secondary School collapsed during lunch hours when the students entering the lavatory pushed it casually. S. Al Malick (12), a 7th standard student from Singampaththu near Kallakad, J. John Lingadurai (17), a Plus Two student from Valliyoor, S.M. Mohideen Abdul Khader (17), a Plus Two student from Ervadi, and S. Navin (12), a 7th standard student, suffered injuries.
Another unidentified student, son of a Valliyoor-based advocate, was injured.
While Khader and Navin were admitted to a private hospital with suspected fracture, Malick and Lingadurai were treated as outpatients.
“Poor quality of construction is the reason behind the wall collapse,” said a parent who had come to take his children.
When a TV reporter was taking shots of the school, he was abused and threatened of dire consequences by a group of persons who came out of the school. The gang tried to snatch the camera, but the reporter resisted.
No case registered
Ervadi police has not registered any case in this connection.