Chennai building collapse toll goes up further

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This July 2, 2014 photo shows rescue personnel at the site of the building collapse at Moulivakkam, Chennai. Photo: V. Ganesan

This July 2, 2014 photo shows rescue personnel at the site of the building collapse at Moulivakkam, Chennai. Photo: V. Ganesan

Till noon toll was put at 60; 12 bodies recovered; one-man inquiry commission set up

The death toll in the collapse of the building at Moulivakkam has gone up to 60. Twelve bodies, including that of a child, were retrieved from the rubble on Thursday. The bodies two women, who are yet to be identified, were pulled between 2 and 2.40 p.m..

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel believe more bodies will be retrieved during the course of the day.

PTI adds:

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday constituted an one-man inquiry commission to probe the Chennai building collapse.

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