Transport corporation building collapses in Tamil Nadu,Eight dies

Nagapattinam: Eight crew members of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation’S Porayar branch died when a portion of an over six- decade-old building collapsed this morning, police said. Three others sustained injuries and injured were rushed to Karaikal General Hospital.

The building was constructed in 1952. The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building when the collpase happened around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot, they said.

Nagapattinam District Collector Dr C Suresh Kumar visited the spot and conducted enquiries.

State Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar is rushing to Porayar, officials said.