Print Edition - 2017-05-21 | Local Elections
Windstorms blow school roofs away; classes halted
May 21, 2017-
Windstorms have blown away roofs of as many as 19 schools in the district, causing losses to the tune of millions of rupees.
According to District Education Officer Lal Singh Ter, Sudarshan Secondary School of Melauli Municipality and Mahadev Secondary School in Purchaundi area suffered
the most damage amounting to Rs 550,000 and Rs 350,000 respectively.
While the windstorms have caused damage of around Rs 3.6 million to the schools, classes too have been obstructed.
The windstorms blew roofs of Kafalasaini Secondary School at Pujari village, Pujarikhet Elementary School, Kedar Primary School, Ganesh Secondary School at Lekam settlement and Shiva Lower Secondary School.
Roofs of Kalika Secondary School, Siddhapur, Bhubaneshwor Secondary School, Lower Secondary School Pachkota, Nepal Rastriya Lower Secondary School and Deumada Primary School have also been blown away, according to the District Education Office.
Schools have been shut, as classes were not possible after the roofs were blown away.
Classes will resume after the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee provides tarpaulin sheets, said DEO Ter.
Published: 21-05-2017 08:16