Eight killed as roof collapses at TNSTC workshop in Nagapattinam

Building collapse in Nagapattinam

Eight people were killed as portion of transport corporation building collapsed in Nagapattinam. The incident took place at the Porayar branch of the TNSTC around 3.30 am.

Three others injured were rescued from the debris. The building belongs to TNSTC and was at least six-decades old.

When district collector S Sureshkumar visited the accident spot, angry employees tried to picket his vehicle. State Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar is also expected to visit the spot, officials said. However, The News Minute reported that a part of the building collapsed at 5 am. The Fire and Rescue Service have recovered all eight bodies and managed to save three lives as well.

The deceased have been identified as Muniyappan, Chandrasekar, Prabakar, Ramalingam, Manivannan, Dhanapal, Anbarasan and Balu. Earlier on September 7, five persons had died while 15 were injured when roof of a bus terminal collapsed in Coimbatore.

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