YALA'S YAHA, Thailand - Ni-ainee Sengmasu was walking into Ban Lak Khet School at around 8am when the heavy iron gate fell on her.
Parents and rangers rushed the girl to Bannang Sata Hospital but she succumbed to a head injury.
Acting school director Kodiyah Kadey said the school was sorry and was ready to assist the girl's family.
She said the gate had been broken for a while and school staff tried to keep it in a usable condition.
She said the school would fix the gate soon to prevent a reoccurrence of the tragedy.