8 dead, several injured as portion of bus depot roof collapses in Tamil Nadu

October 20 2017

At least eight people died and three others sustained severe injurieswhen a portion of the roof of a four-decade old building belonging to Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) collapsed at Porayar in Nagapattinam district in the early hours of Friday.Police said the deceased and injured were bus drivers and conductors whowere taking rest in the building after duty. The roof collapse happenedaround 3.30am.The deceased have been identified as Muniyappan, Chandrasekar, Prabakar, Ramalingam, Manivannan, Dhanapal,The injured have been identified as Venkatesan, Senthil and Premkumar. They were admitted to Nagapattinam Government Hospital.The Porayar police and fire and rescue services personnel from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai were involved in rescue operation.The police said Porayar had been experiencing rainfall in the past few days, which weakened the building.