Eight killed, three others injured in transport building collapse in Tamil Nadu


Nagapattinam, Oct 20 : In a tragic incident on Friday, atleast eight crew members of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) were killed and three others sustained grievous injuries after a portion of a decade-old TNSTC building collapsed at Porayar in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam.Police said as many as 11 drivers and conductors, who were scheduled to operate morning services were asleep in the rest room of the depot, when it collapsed at 0330 hrs, killing eight of them on the spot.

On information, senior police officials and personnel of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department rushed to the spot and rescued the three injured bus crew from the debris and admitted them to the government hospital at Karaikal.