Under construction building collapses in Katpadi - One killed, 12 injured

April 13, 2017, Chennai

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Chennai, April 13: A construction worker was killed and 12 others sustained injuries, two of them seriously, when an under construction school building collapsed near Katpadi in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu,about 150 km from here, this evening.

Reports received at the police head quarters here said one construction worker was killed in the mishap.


Police sources said 13 workers, who were trapped under the debris, were rescued and admitted to hospitals, where one of them identified as Bagyaraj of Puthur village, succumbed. The condition of two of the injured was said to be critical, police added. The building was being constructed in a private school to house a new campus. Police have registered a case and are investigating.