Tamil Nadu bus depot roof collapse: Eight people were killed, three persons were rescued after roof of a bus depot’s rest room collapsed in Tamilnadu’s Nagapattinam, according to ANI report. Three people have been rescued from the debris, the report says. It has been learnt that victims were the employees of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation. Fire and Rescure service has been pressed into the action. The injured persons were taken to nearby government hospital, according to report. It has been learnt that all the deacesed were sleeping when the incident happened.
The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building, constructed in 1952, when the collpase happened around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot, they said. The three others who sustained injuries were rushed to Karaikal General Hospital. Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries. State Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar is rushing to Porayar, officials were quoted as saying by PTI.