At least five girls have been killed in a stampede at a state-run school in a crowded area of the Indian capital, Delhi, authorities say.
The BBC reports the stampede in Khajuri Khas area also injured 24 students. Doctors say five are in a critical condition on Thursday.
Officials said the stampede took place when a group of girl students, who tried to run down a narrow staircase, collided into a group of boys going up.
The school is waterlogged following a night of heavy rains in Delhi.
Earlier reports said the stampede was sparked by rumours that electric current had entered water due to a short-circuit.
State authorities have ordered an inquiry into the incident.