27 have been rescued so far; 20 to 25 more could still be under the rubble

The death toll in the collapse of an 11-storey under-construction residential building in Chennai has risen to 53.

“The death toll stands at 53 as of now. Rescue work is continuing in full swing”, a senior Tamil Nadu government revenue official said on Thursday. Twenty seven people have been pulled out alive.

It is feared another 20 to 25 persons could still be under the rubble, he said.