CUTTACK: A ceiling fan came crashing down from a temporary structure, injuring a minor girl during the Children’s Day function on Ravenshaw Collegiate School campus here on Tuesday. The injured girl has been identified as Dikhyantika Mohanty, a Class 9 student of the school. As per reports, the authorities of Ravenshaw Collegiate School had constructed a temporary shed to accommodate students to hear Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik whose speech was aired on Doordarshan on the occasion.
The students had started gathering at the venue at about 10 am, when a ceiling fan which was suspended from a bamboo on the ceiling with the help an iron hook detached and fell down. The fan scrapped though the girl’s back before falling on the ground. The injured student was immediately rushed to hospital. Meanwhile, some guardians have blamed the lacuna and inefficiency of school authorities in taking adequate safety for the safety of children while organising such functions. “At least the school authorities should have checked the temporary structure to ensure the strength of the temporary structures before commencing the function,” said a guardian. Collector Susant Mahapatra said the student sustained minor injuries and her condition is fine.