29 students injured in stampede in Meghalaya

Shillong, April 8 (IANS) Twenty-nine students were injured, 15 of them seriously, in a stampede at a school here in Meghalaya’s capital Monday, officials said.

The accident occurred when school children were rushing to a playground from the second floor of St. Margaret’s Higher Secondary School.

“Fifteen of them have been admitted in hospital. Four are in the ICU,” said Marina Thomas, the school’s principal.

Urban Affairs Minister Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh visited the injured in hospital.

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