Major cave-in on Chennai’s Anna Salai traps bus and car

A portion of Chennai’s famous Anna Salai, or Mount Road, came crashing down on April 9, creating a huge cave-in which trapped a bus and a car in it as well.

The incident took place at around 1.30pm in Tamil Nadu’s capital near the Thousand Lights Mosque. The mind-boggling images of the accident spot has stunned people across the country. Luckily, the incident did not  have any casualties, and only left people with minor injuries.


Chennai Metro Rail officials said that the roads were caved when they were carrying out the tunnel boring work for the metro rail. According to the officials, the soil under the ground may have loosened due to the tunneling work, leading to the cave-in.

The picture of the incident shows a Honda City car and the MTC bus trapped in the giant crater. All metro work has temporarily been suspended. The incident site is under inspection and a probe has been ordered.

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