Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu: The roof of a bus stand collapsed in Somanur near Coimbatore.
Five people were killed after the roof of a bus stand collapsed in Somanur on the outskirts of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu today. Several people were trapped and some were crushed under the roof. The incident took place this afternoon about 500 km from Chennai in western Tamil Nadu.
Bus Stand Roof Collapses in Somanur, Coimbatore: Several people were crushed under the debris.
Images from the incident showed a part of the collapsed roof had also fell on a bus. Investigators say a major part of the roof of the bus shelter fell on two buses around 1:45 pm. Eighteen others who were trapped have been rescued. All of them were waiting for buses.
Chief Minister E Palaniswami has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of those who were killed and up to Rs 50,000 for those who have suffered injuries.