50 Feared Trapped After Building Collapses in Chennai
Updated: June 28, 2014 19:22 IST
A 12-storey under-construction building collapsed in Chennai on Saturday. 50 people are feared trapped under the debris.
One person died and 20 others were injured after an 11-storey under-construction building collapsed near Chennai on Saturday. Eleven people have been rescued so far while 50 others are feared trapped under the debris.
The incident occurred at Moulivakkam near Porur in the western suburb, as rains lashed the area and several other parts of the city this evening.
Twelve fire engines and 100 personnel are involved in the rescue work. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that tough action will be taken against those responsible for the collapse.
"The building collapsed suddenly according to statement of eyewitnesses," Fire and Rescue Services Joint Director S Vijayasekar said.
Mr Vijayasekar said that ambulances, doctors and paramedical personnel are on the spot.