Death Toll Rises to 11 in India Building Collapse


The death toll has risen to 11 people following a building collapse on the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

Four construction workers died on the spot, while seven more died in hospital, RT reported.

Nearly 90 workers are believed to be trapped under the debris, the disaster management agency commissioner T.S. Sridhar said, as cited by local media.

There has been no official statement about the cause, but there are reports that the accident happened possibly due to the impact of lightning.