Tamil Nadu: 8 killed as roof of restroom collapses in Nagapattinam
At least eight people were killed after the roof of a bus depot's restroom collapsed in Tamilnadu's Nagapattinam on Friday. Three people have been rescued from the debris.
The building constructed about 60 years ago had developed cracks and was in need of repairs, reported The Hindu. All the bodies have been retrieved from the debris by Fire and Rescue Service.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami announced compensation of Rs 7.5 lakh for next of kin of the deceased.
Also, a compensation of Rs1.5 lakh for people with severe injuries and Rs 50,000 for mild injuries were announced.
It may be recalled that last month, at least five people were killed after the roof of a bus shelter collapsed in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu The roof crashed to the ground in Somanur town in the district.