While the administration report on the legalities of construction is pending, villagers have alleged irregularities. “The school is situated at a much lower platform .. The wall that collapsed was also made of sand. It was already weak,” alleged a resident.
According to police, around 15 students were sitting next to the school wall taking an examination. A construction vehicle was moving piles of sand which, police said, weakened the wall’s structure, thereby aiding its collapse.