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Youth killed as building collapses in Pattalam

Rescue operations at the site of the residential building collapse on Parasuraman street, Pattalam in Chennai. Photo: Jothi Ramalingam

Rescue operations at the site of the residential building collapse on Parasuraman street, Pattalam in Chennai. Photo: Jothi Ramalingam   | Photo Credit: B_JOTHI RAMALINGAM

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The wall of an adjacent building collapsed due to heavy rains on Saturday night.

A 21-year-old youth died after the wall of a building collapsed and fell on his house in Pattalam on Sunday morning.

Raj was sleeping when the wall of an adjacent building, which was partially demolished, collapsed due to heavy rains on Saturday night.

While his mother Lakshmi escaped with minor injuries, Raj died on the spot due to head injuries. Firemen managed to rescue a few people from underneath the rubble, sources said. Otteri police are investigating. 

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