Relief at last for victims of Moulivakkam collapse
By Express News Service | Published: 11th November 2017 02:49 AM |
CHENNAI: Deputy Commissioner of Labour II court awarded compensation to the kin of Moulivakkam building collapse victims on Friday.
As per the order, `6.82-lakh compensation was awarded to V Nanda Gopal, son of Vasu, who died in the disaster.
Likewise, Deputy Commissioner of Labour II court awarded `8.36 lakh to Baby Saroja, wife of Arumugam, `6.03 lakh to Shanti, wife of Karuppaiah and `8.52 lakh to Vellikannan and Kalyani, parents of Thiruvenkadam. The compensation was awarded by the builders and the insurance company.
As many as 61 workers died after one of the under-construction twin residential towers came crashing down on a rainy day in Moulivakkam on June 28, 2014.
An 11-storey apartment complex was being constructed by Prime Sristi Housing Private Limited. Another block at the same site was ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court after a committee submitted its report to the apex court. The building was demolished on November 2, 2016. The state government had awarded a compensation of `7 lakh each to the relatives of victims.