Teacher dies while erecting flag pole for I-Day in Telangana


HYDERABAD: The teacher of a government school died at Medikonda Village during the hoisting of flag on Independence Day. Apart from her, four other students have suffered severe injuried. The reports revealed that she was trying to erect a pole for hoisting the flag.

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The name of the headmistress has been identified as Prabhavathi. Chengomul police said, “Prabhavathi came to the school on Sunday to make arrangements for Monday’s celebrations. She brought chocolates and sweets for the students and also purchased tri-colour and small size flags to decorate the school premises. Four other students joined her in decorating the premises.”

“During the preparations, no proper pole was there to unfurl the national flag on the school premises. She was trying to erect an iron pole when it came into contact with high tension wires passing through the school premises. Prabhavathi and the four students got electrocuted,” Chengomul Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Y Yadaiah said.

The villages along with police immediately shifted the injured to Vikarabad Government Hospital where doctors declared Prabhavathi brought dead. The four injured students — Keerthi, Ganesh, Madhumathi of class III and Himateja of class I — are being treated for burns. Their condition is stable. A pall of gloom descended on the village with the death of the headmistress. Hundreds of villagers visited the hospital to pay their last respects to her.

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