One person killed, two injured in hospital ceiling collapse in Theni
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One person killed, two injured in hospital ceiling collapse in Theni

One person killed, two injured in hospital ceiling collapse in Theni

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THENI: One person was killed and two others injured when the ceiling collapsed at the under-construction Government Medical College Hospital in Cumbum on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Nambirajan (40) of Oomachikulam, a construction worker at the site.

According to sources, construction work has been underway at the hospital for several months now. The facility is to be converted into an Integrated Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Care Centre. The work is being supported by the National Health Mission (NHM).

On Monday, Nambirajan along with labourers Munees (30) and Rathinavel (42) from Theni district were carrying out construction work at the hospital when the front part of the elevation slab and the ceiling collapsed. Firefighters and rescuers rushed to the spot on receiving information, sources said.

Munees and Rathinavel, who were stuck in the debris, were rescued by the personnel. However, Nambirajan died of his injuries on the spot. Meanwhile, the injured were receiving treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Theni. The Cumbum South police have registered a case and investigation is underway.