Kandhamal, Mar 10: An eight-year-old girl died and two others sustained critical injuries after the wall of a primary school in Belkati village under Raikia block collapsed and landed on top of them.
The deceased has been identified as Risika Pradhan while the injured are Subhashree Pradhan and Ritesh Pradhan. According to reports, the trio was playing at the playground of the abandoned school, when the wall collapsed and landed on top of them.
Soon the local residents, rescued them and rushed them to a nearby government hospital, where doctors declared Risika dead.
A pall of gloom descended on the village following the death of the minor child.