Five feared dead as roof of bus stand collapses in Coimbatore rural

  • | Thursday | 7th September, 2017

Five persons were feared dead and more than 10 injured when the roof of a bus stand at Somanur in Coimbatore rural collapsed on Thursday afternoon. Around 10 victims, including the dead, were shifted to nearby hospitals and Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.? Efforts are on to rescue others with assistance from fire and rescue personnel and public, police said. According to police, the incident happened around 2 p.m. More than 20 persons were trapped under the roof that collapsed unexpectedly, also damaging the front portion of a TNSTC bus. More than 10 ambulances are deployed to shift the injured to hospitals, oOfficials with emergency medical services provider GVK EMRI saidLocated in the border of Coimbatore and Tirupur districts, Somanur had received heavy showers in the last one week.

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