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Chennai building collapse: Toll mounts to 47, 27 rescued so far

Last updated on: July 02, 2014 20:10 IST

The death toll in the collapse of a 11-storied under-construction residential building has touched 47 and 27 persons have so far been rescued.

"As of now, the total number of dead are 47 and rescue effort is continuing," a senior TN government revenue official coordinating rescue efforts told PTI. Meanwhile, 14 bodies lying in the morgue are yet to be identified, Dr Anand Pratap, Resident Medical Officer, Government Royapettah Hospital, said.

So far, from GRH, 29 bodies have been handed over to the next of the kin of victims. Of these, five belonged to Odisha, 14 from Andhra Pradesh and 10 from Tamil Nadu.

A total of 74 persons have so far been pulled out of the debris and out of this 47 were dead and 27 were rescued alive since June 28 when the mishap occurred. It was feared that at least 20-25 more persons could be under the debris.

Rescue work is continuing in full swing.

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