Coimbatore, September 7
Two individuals, together with a lady, have been killed in a constructing that collapsed within the metropolis on account of heavy rain accompanied by robust winds whereas 5 others have been rescued, police stated on Monday.
The single-storey constructing on Chettiveedhi (Chetti Street) all of the sudden got here down on Sunday evening and eight individuals, together with two on the bottom flooring, have been trapped within the particles round 10.30 pm.
Police and Fire and Rescue personnel toiled onerous to clear the particles and managed to tug out those that have been trapped, whereas the district Collector Okay Rajamani and police Commissioner Sumit Saran monitored the rescue operations.
However, a lady and a male died beneath the influence of the collapse, police stated.
The rescued embody a six-year previous baby and search is on for one more, they stated.
The metropolis skilled heavy rain accompanied with robust winds from night until midnight. PTI