A 10-year-old boy was killed and another injured when a primary school building, which was allegedly being used despite being rejected as "dangerous" in 2008, collapsed in Isanagar area.

It is not clear why the children were allowed on the premises though schools have been closed till January 21 due to intense cold wave in the district.

Rishabh was killed when the dilapidated building collapsed in Parsiya village last evening, police said here today.

District Basic Education Officer Om Prakash Ray said the primary school building was built around eight years back on an earthquake-resistant model.

"However, this school building was rejected in 2008 after this model of school building was declared dangerous and teaching was not allowed," the BSA said.

He said block education officer Ramesh Pankaj has been rushed to the village and directed to submit his report in the matter.

BEO Ramesh Pankaj told PTI, "On Wednesday evening, we received information that the dilapidated primary school building in Parsia had collapsed and a boy had been killed."