Rourkela, June 24: In a heartrending incident, at least two persons, including a minor, of a private school were killed after the gate of the educational institution fell on them at Sector-9 area here today.
The deceased have been identified as Gandhiram Rout, and Suresh Choudhury.
Sources said, the gate fell on them while they were trying to shut it down at around 11 pm. While one of the employees succumbed to his injuries at the spot, the other one was rushed to the Ispat General Hospital (IGH) immediately in a critical condition. However, he also passed away while undergoing treatment.
A pal of gloom descended on the area following the tragic incident.
Being informed, Rourkela police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.