Old demining apartment collapses in Chennai, emergency services rush to spot


An old demining apartment collapses in Chennai. | Photo credit: Times Now

Highlights

  • The building was constructed in 1998 and it had developed cracks
  • No causation has been reported as residents were evacuated this morning
  • The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) was formed in September 1970

Chennai, Tamil Nadu: A former demining apartment collapsed in northern Chennai on Monday. Help was dispatched to the site.

No casualties have been reported in the incident so far. People were evacuated from the building this morning because it had developed cracks. People from the adjacent building were also evacuated as a precaution.

The building was constructed in 1998.

Under the leadership of the then Chief Minister, Mr. Karunanidhi, the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) was formed in September 1970 with the aim of liberating the slums of Chennai by 2023. It was the first council of this type in the country.

In September of this year, Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, Deputy Stalin, announced that the Tamil Nadu Slum Elimination Council would now be called the Tamil Nadu Urban Housing Development Council.

CM Stalin announces alternative accommodation

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, Deputy Stalin, regretted the incident and announced financial aid of Rs a lakh to each of the 24 affected families.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu also announced alternative housing for residents of the TNSCB apartment, which collapsed today in Tiruvottiyur of Chennai.

“I have asked to collect the details of these old buildings so that security measures can be taken to avoid such incidents in the future,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

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