Odisha Class 2 student dies after tree branch falls on him inside school

Khurda: A Class 2 student lost his life on Thursday after being crushed under a tree branch which fell on him inside the premises of Khetrabasi Nodal High School in Nirakarpur of the district. The deceased has been identified as Ritesh Pradhan.

Ritesh was reportedly playing with his friends during the school hours when the branch of a huge tree present inside the school premises fell on him. He was admitted to the nearby hospital in a critical condition but he succumbed to the injuries.

As per reports, the branch of the tree was damaged in cyclone Fani and was hanging in a precarious condition since then. However, on Thursday, it accidentally fell on the child.

Meanwhile, the head master of the school has been suspended by the District Education Officer (DEO).

More details awaited.