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

The victims -- drivers and support staff -- were resting when the building came crashing down.

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

Highlights

  1. A portion of a bus depot in Tamil Nadu collapsed this morning
  2. 8 people who died and others were sleeping when the incident took place
  3. The two-storeyed building was constructed in 1952
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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