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Two boys killed, one injured as roof of dilapidated building collapses in TN

Chennai, Jan 27( BPNS)

Two seventeen-year-old boys were killed when the roof of a dilapidated building collapses in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

The deceased are identified as Verasekar and Sathishkumar of Vandikuppam near Cuddalore. The injured, Bhuvanesh (16)is admitted at Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry.

Police said that around 130 tenements were constructed for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees near Samathuvupuram in Vandikuppam ten years ago. They were not occupied due to poor amenities and the deceased children along with the injured Bhuvanesh were playing inside when the roof gave away falling on them killing the two boys on the spot.

Local residents and fire and rescue personnel from Cuddalore pulled the trio out of the rubble but Veerasekar and Satishkumar were dead while Bhuvanesh with serious injuries was first taken to Cuddalore government hospital and then referred to JIPMER, Puducherry.

Police have registered a case and investigation is on.