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11 students injured in nor'wester in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Malkangiri (Odisha) 

Eleven students were injured, three of them seriously, when a tree fell on a school building during a nor'wester in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said today.

The nor'wester took place last night and the storm during it broke off a huge branch, which crashed on the residential school for tribal students at Vejangiwada area.

While most of the injured students were discharged after preliminary treatment at a nearby hospital, three of them were admitted to Kalimela hospital where they were reported to be in stable condition, inspector in-Charge of Kalimela police station, R P Nag said.

District Education Officer P K Mohapatra said some structures of the school building has been damaged in the storm and a detailed assessment is on.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 17:22 IST