Reportedly, 17 people were injured and many are feared to be trapped following the collapse of an under-construction building's portion, in Kandanchavadi, Chennai. After the collapse of the scaffold and iron girders of the partially constructed hospital this incident happened.
Immediately after the news was out, 8 ambulances and 3 fire tenders were moved to the spot. As said by Chennai Collector Ponnaiyan, of the 20 people present at the accident spot, 17 were rescued out of the debris, and five of them were admitted to a nearby hospital as they sustained heavy head injuries.
The latest update is that 1 person
has died, and 32 were rescued with injuries and were transported to Apollo and
Royapettah hospitals for immediate treatment. The deceased person was
identified as Babloo from Bihar and the building that collapsed was that of an
upcoming hospital across SP city, and the 4 adjacent buildings close to the
damaged one also have minor damages.
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