Death toll in Chennai ‘Trust Heights’ building collapse rises to 24
July 1, 2014 - Hyderabad
The death toll has risen to 24 by the morning on Tuesday in the 11 storey building collapse that occurred in Chennai. The rescue teams have so far rescued 24 people and they fear that over 20 more people still trapped under the debris.
It may be recalled that an 11 storey building at Moulivakkam was collapsed leaving killing 24 persons and many more injured. Police on Sunday arrested six persons including the Managing Director and senior engineers of Prime Sristi Housing Pvt. Ltd., who were directly involved in the construction of the ‘Trust Heights’ residential apartments.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha who visited the spot announced an additional solatium of Rs.5 lakh each to the families of four Tamil Nadu workers who died in the incident. This would be in addition to Rs.2 lakh each given to the families. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu visited the site and consoled the victims on Monday. He already announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs to the families of those killed and Rs.50,000 to those injured.