Search for survivors continues after building collapse in Chennai, India

Search for survivors continues after building collapse in Chennai, India

Rescue workers searched for people trapped in the rubble of an unfinished building in the southern city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

More than 20 people have been killed in two building collapses in India over the weekend, highlighting the need for increased monitoring of construction as the country’s housing needs grow.

It’s believed more than 100 people have been killed in similar accidents in the past 12 months in India, where building regulations are often not enforced and developers use sub standard construction materials.

A senior local police officer, Karuna Sagar, says 11 bodies have been pulled from the partially-constructed tower, about 20 kilometres from Chennai, and 20 people have so far been rescued.

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead after the 11-storey structure collapsed, with dozens more possibly trapped under rubble.

At least 11 people have died and dozens more are feared trapped after a building collapsed in southern India on Saturday.

Photo: Rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building in Chennai, India.

Read more here: ABC

    

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