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Ministry calls for probe into student’s death in school wall collapse

Colombo (LNW): The Ministry of Education has directed education authorities to launch an inquiry into the tragic incident where a student lost her life and five others sustained injuries as a wall at a school in Wellampitiya collapsed on a group of girls on November 15.

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has instructed the officials at the Zonal Education Office to thoroughly probe the incident and provide an immediate report.

In response, the Jayewardenepura Zonal Education Director’s office has announced their prompt visit to the affected school to commence an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Yesterday afternoon, six first-grade students, engaged in handwashing activities, were injured when a concrete wall housing water taps collapsed on them.

Tragically, a six-year-old student succumbed to her injuries after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. The remaining five injured students are currently under medical care at the hospital. Hospital sources have indicated that one of the five students is in critical condition.

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