Chennai: The calm lanes to the South Perumal Koil Street in Vadapalani were grief-stricken after a fire accident claimed four lives on Monday morning.
The sharp wails by family members of the deceased saddened residents of the locality blaming the building authorities for violating norms.
Recalling that horrific scene, a neighbour who wished to be unnamed, said, “Residents from the building next to the apartment had used ladders to save four people from the second floor.
The fire engine had also come on time.” Most of the people from the neighbourhood were unaware of the existence of the deceased family until Monday. However, a resident from the apartment said, “The kids are the grand children of Selvi (who died in mishap), who had come here for the vacation. Their lives were unfairly cut short.”
The scenes of Selvi taking her grand children to the near by shop are the only known memories to the apartment residents. Selvi's daughters and the kids' mothers, Latha and Durga, were inconsolable, as they could not come to the terms of the death.
CM announces Rs 1 lakh relief
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisami on Monday announced a relief of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of four persons killed in the vadapalani fire mishap.
It is not clear how this order would be implemented as all the four dead belonged to a single family...