Dozens of students of Tri-Ratna Secondary School of Beldangi-II refugee camp had a narrow escape when a large tree came crashing down the school building during high winds Thursday afternoon, confirmed the camp management authority.
Fortunately, the mishap occurred 10 minutes after all students left the school premises, according to the school Principal Mon Bahadur Chhetri.
The tree damaged two classrooms, the damage being estimated to be around NRs 3,00,000, Camp Secretary Dhan Bir Subba informed.
“There was no human casualty and we are lucky for that. The mishap has occurred since the government authority has not heard our request to manage old trees around the camp settlement area,” said Secretary Subba.
Managed by the Caritas Nepal, the school has over 1500 students in grades nine and ten.