Chennai, 28 June-2014, NDTV/PTI: One person died after a 12-storey under-construction building collapsed near Chennai on Saturday.
Eight people have been rescued and admitted to the Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
50 people are feared trapped under the debris.
12 fire tenders have reached the spot and the National Disaster Management team is rushing from Arakkonam to the accident site. The Chennai police commissioner has also reached.
“The building collapsed suddenly according to statement of eyewitnesses,” Fire and Rescue Services Joint Director S Vijayasekar said.
The incident occurred at Moulivakkam near Porur in the western suburb, about 20 km from Chennai, as rains lashed the area and several other parts of the city.