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9 killed as bus stand roof collapses in Tamil Nadu

9 killed as bus stand roof collapses in Tamil Nadu”

In a tragic incident, nine people were crushed to death after a bus station roof came crumbling down at Somanur, 25 kilometers from Coimbatore on Thursday, September 7.

Police and fire and rescue personnel immediately rushed to the scene, and began rescue operations. Part of the collapsed roof fell on a government bus parked at the terminus.

According to reports, five bodies have been recovered so far and rescue teams are trying to safe people who are trapped under the debris.

Summary: The deceased are yet to be identified, police said.Eyewitnesses said the concrete ceiling of the bus stand for a length of about 50 foot collapsed, trapping men and women waiting for buses.

Cranes are being used to remove all the rubble from the spot.

The accident occurred at the Somanur bus stand. Coimbatore.

"It was a concrete roof measuring around 100 feet in length along the main building", the officer told IANS over phone.

He said there was no supporting column for the 15 feet shade. And 20 othere were injured and admitted in the government hospital. "I am not sure how many injured have gone to private hospitals", he added.



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