Till noon toll was put at 60; 12 bodies recovered; one-man inquiry commission set up

The death toll in the collapse of the building at Moulivakkam has gone up to 60. Twelve bodies, including that of a child, were retrieved from the rubble on Thursday. The bodies two women, who are yet to be identified, were pulled between 2 and 2.40 p.m..

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel believe more bodies will be retrieved during the course of the day.

PTI adds:

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday constituted an one-man inquiry commission to probe the Chennai building collapse.

Earlier version: Chennai building collapse toll rises to 53