12 persons from Srikakulam district feared dead in Chennai building tragedy
June 30, 2014 - Hyderabad
In Saturday Chennai multi-storey building collapse, 12 persons from Srikakulam are among the 15 feared dead.
Deceased were identified:
The deceased were identified as Meesala Srinu (40), Meesala Bhavani (15), Kongarapu Srinu (40) Kongarapu Krishnaveni (30), P Jyothi9 (25), Dasasri Ramu (40), Dasari Kalavati (28), A Ramesh (21), A Rajesh (21) and Kimidi Subba Rao (50). The family members said that others include Tanni Appalanarasamma (40), Dukka Tavudu (50) of Moduguluvalasa of LN Mandal.
Control room opened:
The district administration has set up a control room in the District Collectorate and the numbers are 08942-225361, 9652838181.
Officials’ team sent:
The District Collector deputed an officials team to Chennai to participate in the operations. Palakonda Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Tej Bharat was deputed. Srikakulam Joint Collector Veera Pandiyan said that the district officials will coordinate in sending the victims’ bodies to Srikakulam. He said that the Minister for Labour and Employment K Atchannaidu directed the officials to provide maximum help and information to the victims’ families.
Death toll rises to 17
The death toll in the 11 story building collapse incident in Chennai had risen to 17. There is no confirmed new of how many people were trapped in the debris. Police have arrested six persons including the builder. Ten rescue teams from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with 400 odd experts from Chennai Police of Fire and Rescue services have so far resected 21 persons.
AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu visits the site:
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday visited the site of accident. He urged the Centre to send more NDRF personnel for speed up of the rescue operations. ‘State Government would rehabilitate and give employment to the people of the State if they come’, he said.
Chandrababu Naidu visited Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital and called on the survivors getting treated there. He announced an assistance of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to those injured.