Nation at 9:Brick & mortar ‘murders’

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NewsxPublished on 29 Jun 2014

Five persons were killed and 15 others injured when an 11-story under-construction building collapsed near suburban Porur on Saturday with rescue efforts on by multiple agencies, including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

A total of 20 persons were rescued and admitted to the nearby Sri Ramachandra Medical University (SRMU), of whom five — three men and two women — died, hospital spokesperson P V Nallamuthu said, adding one of the injured is in critical condition.

2 thoughts on “Nation at 9:Brick & mortar ‘murders’

    vikash said:
    July 1, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    this accident came to light, chennai is on radar or some big cities.but many accidents in tier 2 or tier 3 towns do not come to light, how to prevent this type of accident ?

      Shailaja Chandra responded:
      July 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      You are so right.Media picks up news in the capital and in the Metros generally. Basically it is for the MP/ MLAs to make a noise and bring public attention to what has happened.But they don’t andthereasons are well known.Thesedays the best way is to tweet what’s happened on Twitter and also give a picture.And add that elected representatives and the Municipal Commissioner are least bothered.Whenit gets re- tweeted by your friends media will take notice.I know that sounds like a long process but social media manages to get attention.

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