Monday, August 14, 2017

Madurai airport compound wall collapses due to rain

Madurai: A portion of the compound wall of Madurai airport – more than 50 feet in length – collapsed following heavy rain on Saturday night. The airport had recorded 95 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Central Industrial Security Force personnel have been deployed at the spot to prevent any possible intrusion by men or animals into the airport.

An airport source said rain, which started around 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, pounded the region for more than two hours, leading to water stagnation. The brick work of the wall, with a height of some eight feet with barbed fencing over it, collapsed under the pressure of water around 8.30 p.m.

The portion of the wall is very close and runs parallel to Madurai-Thoothukudi Inner Ring Road, and hence the district police too have deployed personnel as a precautionary measure.
13/08/17 The Hindu