Perungudi building collapse: CM Edappadi K Palaniswami orders probe by Collector, announces ex gratia

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday ordered Kancheepuram Collector to hold an appropriate probe into the incident of scaffolding collapse at an under-construction building.

Published: 23rd July 2018 04:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2018 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami | File photo

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday ordered Kancheepuram Collector to hold an appropriate probe into the incident of scaffolding collapse at an under-construction building at Kanthanchavadi near here. He also announced an ex gratia of `5 lakh to the family of a migrant worker who died in the mishap.

Palaniswami directed the Collector, Commissioner of State disaster management agency, fire and rescue services, health department and police to take necessary steps to retrieve those caught trapped in the debris and provide them adequate treatment, a release said.

As many as seven fire tenders were pressed into rescue services while five ambulances rushed the injured to hospitals. He said the adequate number of employees of departments and agencies, including district administration, national disaster management authority, State disaster management agency, fire and rescue services and police had been drafted for the work.

Stating that he was pained over the death of migrant labourer Bablu of Bihar in the incident, the Chief Minister said he had ordered payment of an ex gratia of `5 lakh to the bereaved family from funds of the welfare board. “I have ordered the Kancheepuram collector and police officers to hold an appropriate inquiry regarding the incident,” he said.

Palaniswami wished the injured a speedy recovery. He had ordered the authorities concerned to provide them specialised treatment, the release said.



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