Chennai, Sep 3 (UNI) Saravana Stores, the multi-storyed shopping complex, which was devasted in a major fire on Monday, will be pulled down, as it was no longer safe for business.
Fire services personnel took nearly 24 hours to completely put down the fire, which claimed two lives and led to the arrest of the store's manager and floor manager.
As the authorities started removing the debris, the Public Works Department and electricity officials, inspected the building and held that it was no longer safe to continue business.
The officials suggested the owners to pull down the structure for safety reasons.
Except the ground and first floor, all the other floors of the five-storyed building suffered severe damage and run the risk of collapsing.
Police later cardoned off the area and people were prevented from moving close to the building.
Meanwhile, fire services department has convened a meeting of traders on September six to discuss the emergency measures to be taken in the event of any untoward incident.
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