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8 crushed to death in TN roof collapse

DH News Service, Chennai, Oct 20 2017, 13:56 IST
Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries.

Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries.

At least eight people were crushed to death and three seriously injured on Friday when a roof of a building collapsed in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.

Police said the mishap occurred when the victims, all state transport employees, were sleeping in the resting room at the old bus stand.

Fire service personnel rushed to the spot and rescued three people who were stuck in the debris. The injured were admitted to a hospital.

Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar visited the spot and took stock of the situation. This is the second such accident in a state bus stand.

In September, four people died and seven injured when the concrete roof of a bus stand in Coimbatore collapsed.

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