8 Transport Staff Die In Tamil Nadu Bus Depot Collapse, 3 Rescued

 
8 Transport Staff Die In Tamil Nadu Bus Depot Collapse, 3 Rescued

 A portion of an over six-decade-old building of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation's (TNSTC) Porayar branch in Nagapattinam district collapsed this morning killing eight crew members, police said. Three others sustained injuries, they added.


The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the two-storeyed building, constructed in 1952, when it came crashing down around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot, they said.


The injured were rushed to Karaikal General Hospital. They are out of danger, a police officer said.


Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and ordered an investigation.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has announced a compensation of Rs. 7.5 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs. 1.5 lakh for severely injured and Rs. 50,000 for people with mild injuries. He also promised government jobs for any one member of the families of the deceased.

 

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