Chennai building collapse toll rises to 53

This July 2, 2014 photo shows rescue personnel at the site of the building collapse at Moulivakkam, Chennai. Photo: V. Ganesan   | Photo Credit: V_GANESAN

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.

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