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Go-down wall collapse kills 11 persons

July 6, 2014 - Hyderabad

Even before one forgets the tragedy of ‘Trust Heights’ building collapse in which 61 persons were killed and 27 were injured on June 28 at Chennai, 11 persons were killed in a wall collapse incident at Upparapalayam in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Sunday.

A go down wall was collapsed in the wee hours on Sunday due to rain. All the dead are said to be the workers from Andhra Pradesh and neighboring boarder of Tamil Nadu.

Tiruvallur District Collector K Veera Raghava Rao rushed to spot and said that one child and four women were among those dead. An injured person identified as Nagaraj was rushed to Stanley Medical Collage Hospital in Chennai.

AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expresses shock:
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the incident. He spoke to the Nellore District Collector and directed him to rush to the spot. He also directed to open a helpline number and summon the National Disaster force teams. He wanted to him to make arrangements for transport and shelter to the victims and their relatives.

Jagan Mohan Reddy expresses shock:
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the incident.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister announces ex-gratia:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha announced an ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakhs to the kin of those killed and Rs.50,000 to those injured.

Labour Minister expresses shock:
The State Minister for Labour Atchannaidu on Sunday expressed shock over the incident. He directed the State Labour Commissioner to rush to Chennai and participated in their relief operations.

Deceased persons are from Srikakulam district:
The deceased in the incident are identified as Pydi Raju, Simhadri, Veeraguru, Vijayamma, Lakshmi from Boorja mandal, Pentaiah, Simhachalam Kottavaslasa mandal and Jayamma from TR Rajapeta. The dead bodies have been shifted to hospital for post-morteum and will be sent to their respective native places.

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