At least eight crew members of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) were killed on Friday after a portion of an over six-decade-old building collapsed in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam, PTI quoted police as saying. Three people sustained injuries and were rescued from the debris. They were rushed to Karaikal General Hospital.
Police said the crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building, constructed in 1952, when it collapsed around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot.
Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries. State Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar is rushing to Porayar, officials said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced Rs 7.5 lakh for next of kin of the deceased, Rs1.5 lakh for people with severe injuriesand Rs 50,000 for those with mild injuries, as compensation, according to ANI.
(With PTI inputs)