BRIEF – High school second floor collapses on first day of school

Seventeen students were injured, with one in a serious condition, when a second-floor corridor collapsed on the first day of the school year on Monday at a public high school in the town of Padigon in Pegu [Bago] Division. A resident of Padigon said the condition of the two-storey building – which was built in the 1950s and stood about 9 meters tall – has deteriorated over the years and desperately needed renovations.