SHIKARPUR, April 30: Four students and a teacher were wounded when one of the pillars of an under-construction classroom of a school collapsed here on Monday.

The incident took place when students came out of classes during break in Shah Latif Government Boys High School. One of the students touched the pillar which collapsed.

The injured have been identified as Hubb-e-Ali of class VI, Salman, Saifullah alias Raja Solangi and Faisal Abro of clash-IX and a teacher Ghulam Akbar Shar. Hubb-e-Ali was admitted to Civil Hospital in a serious condition. Others were discharged after being administered first aid.

Mumtaz Ali Gadani, father of Hubb-e-Ali lodged a complaint with Lakhi-Gate police station against engineer and contractors for using sub-standard materials in the structure.

ROBBERY: A shopkeeper was deprived of Rs300,000 here on Monday. Three armed bandits intercepted and deprived Ahsan Ahmed Shaikh of the amount while he was going to his shop in Stuart Ganj Bazaar. They escaped after committing the crime.

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