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Tamil Nadu: 8 dead after roof of bus depot's rest room collapses in Nagapattinam, 3 people rescued

A portion of an over six-decade-old building of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation's Porayar branch in the district collapsed on Friday morning killing eight crew members, police said.


  |  Updated On : October 20, 2017 11:26 AM
 Tamil Nadu: 8 dead after roof of Bus depot's rest room collapses in Nagapattinam, 3 people rescued from debris (ani)

Tamil Nadu: 8 dead after roof of Bus depot's rest room collapses in Nagapattinam, 3 people rescued from debris (ani)

Nagapattinam :  

A portion of an over six-decade-old building of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation's Porayar branch in the district collapsed on Friday morning killing eight crew members, police said.

Three others sustained injuries, they added. The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building, constructed in 1952, when the collapse happened around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot, they said.

The three others who sustained injuries were rushed to Karaikal General Hospital. Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries. State Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar is rushing to Porayar, officials said. 

First Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 10:44 AM


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