Madurai, July 5: A four storey under construction building collapsed in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on Friday, July 5. The incident took place near Usilampatti around 6 pm. A rescue operation underway. So far, three people, reportedly labourers, have been rescued. The injured have been hospitalised for medical treatment. Maharashtra Rains: 27 Deaths Reported Due to Wall Collapse, 18 Dead in Malad, 3 in Kalyan, 6 in Pune.
According to news ANI, the trio were rescued from the debris. Meanwhile, a cause of the incident is unknown. In the visual, an under-construction construction building can be seen turned in to debris. Police officials and a JCB machine can be seen carrying out the rescue. A police investigation will be launched into the incident.
Tweet by ANI:
Madurai: A 4-storey under-construction building near Usilampatti collapsed around 6 pm today. Rescue operations underway; three persons rescued and admitted to hospital. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/TGI9WdPVKE
— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2019
On Tuesday, 18 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a wall collapsed in Malad, a suburb of Mumbai. According to reports, the wall collapse was a result of heavy showers in Mumbai which poured in the city for over 48 hours. On Monday, in a similar incident, six labourers were killed in Pune after a wall collapsed on makeshift shelters.