Girl Dies in School Building Collapse

Girl Dies in School Building CollapseGirl Dies in School Building Collapse

A five-year-old girl lost her life and three other children were injured when playing in an old school building in Chabahar city in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province. The floor and walls of the school crumbled and the children were trapped under the debris.  According to the Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools, at present 30% of the country’s school are old and in dire need of renovation, the Persian language newspaper ‘Shahrvand’ reported. The paper did not say why the children were in school during the summer holiday season.  In the last Iranian year that ended in March 28,000 billion rials  ($770 million ) was allocated for the renovation, maintenance, equipping and standardization of schools.