17 kids die in India building fall

2010-08-18 13:24

Lucknow - An official says a school building has collapsed in heavy rains in northern India, killing at least 17 children.

A state minister for relief, Khazan Das, says eight children have been rescued from the school in Sumgarh, a village in Uttrakhand state.

Rescuers are still looking for another 11 children and two teachers believed to be buried in the debris of the building which collapsed on Wednesday.

The region is nearly 600km southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.