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TN government sets up Raghupathy commission to probe Chennai building collapse

Jul 3, 2014 16:32 IST

State Government of Tamil Nadu on 3 July 2014 constituted a one-man commission headed by Justice (retd.) R Raghupathy to inquire into the 11-storey building collapse of Chennai. In the building collapse that happened in June 2014 about 56 lives were lost.

The inquiry commission will look out for the reasons of collapse and will also suggest preventive measures that should be taken up during construction of such huge buildings.

About the Incident
The 11-storey building collapsed in Moulivakkam suburb of Chennai on 29 June 2014 that has claimed about 56 lives. But the death toll would increase further as the rescue team of National Disaster Response Force is nearing the ground and basement. It’s likely that the rescue operation would continue till 5 July 2014.

After the accident, five people including promoters and engineers of the building have been arrested and charged with violations of approved structural plans.

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