A portion of street at the Mount road in Chennai caved in on Sunday leaving several vehicles including buses and cars fall into it.
A portion of street at the Mount road in Chennai’s Anna Salai caved in on Sunday leaving leaving a state-run bus and a car crash into the huge crater. Soon after the road caved in and the incident was reported, emergency services were rushed to the spot. As per a report published by Times Now TV, many people were injured and now have been taken to the nearby hospitals. Senior police officials and metro officials have reached the spot and are trying to figure out the reason behind the mishap. The entire area have been cordoned off by the police and the traffic have been diverted.
It is also believed that the soil of the road could have loosened due to tunneling work in the stretch for Metro Rail construction. A crane has been deployed to remove the vehicles. This is for the second time an incident like this has taken place in the area. On March 30, a road in same area caved in throwing several vehicles out of gear. The Chennai Police had then said that the road caved in due to the metro construction work taking place in the nearby areas. The Chennai Metro Rail is carrying out tunnelling work along the Anna Salai area. The metro will be underground in this area.
In December last year, a huge crater was formed in Vijayaraghava Road in Teynampet in Annai Salai. The incident was reasoned due to the ongoing metro construction work. Similarly, a 10-foot deep stretch occurred on Poonamallee High Road which his another populous road in Chennai in June 2015, owing to tunnelling work for the Chennai Metro Rail. The crater formed even witnessed a car getting stuck in the hollow. However, no one was hurt in the mishap and the occupants from vehicle escaped unhurt.