AHMADABAD, India – A four-story boarding school collapsed in western India, killing at least 11 girls and injuring 14, an official said Saturday.
The principal said he had told state officials the school urgently needed repairs.
Twenty-five children and six staff were in the building when it came down, local administrator Vatsala Vasudev said after the rescue work ended.
Local authorities ordered an investigation of the collapse.
The school in Tichakpura, a village in the western state of Gujarat, served tribespeople in the area.
"I had brought it to the government's notice that it needed urgent repairs," principal R.D. Choudhry said.
He said the state Department of Tribal Welfare and Education had promised to do the work soon.