Udupi, Aug 06: The roof and the wall of a school at Udupi collapsed to the ground on Monday August 05 afternoon. The 65 years old school building belonging to Tonse-Khandige private aided higher primary school at Kemmannu Gujjarabettu near Malpe was badly hit by the rain and resulted in causing damage to roof and wall.
On Monday morning the teachers of the school had noticed that the walls of a portion of the school building had developed cracks. Sensing trouble, they shifted the children who were to study in this portion of the building, to other rooms.
Due to heavy rains which lashed the area on Monday afternoon, the wall as well as roof of the school collapsed to the ground. As the children had already been shifted out of the place, there were no casualties reported.
The loss relating to the incident has been estimated at 10 lakh rupees. Officials of the education department, local people’s representatives, village accountants etc visited the spot and conducted inspection.