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'I saw a building crumble before my eyes'

Published: 29th June 2014 09:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2014 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: She had come to visit relatives but witnessed tragedy unfolding before her eyes. Staying opposite the 11-storey building, Vimala Devi K could not believe her eyes when it came crashing down. She was gazing outside and waiting for the rains to subside. “It all looked like a scene from a movie. I was standing opposite the building watching the rain. The left side of the building collapsed. And within a fraction of a second, the whole building came down and smoke engulfed the whole area,” she said. Madanapriya from the same locality initially heard the noise and thought that the foil in the building had fallen due to heavy winds and lightning. She was taken aback to find the whole building in shambles. Immediately, Vimala Devi alerted the police. Xavier, another resident called the fire personnel who arrived in half an hour.



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