Dharwad building collapse: Toll rises to 14, rescue ops continue; HD Kumaraswamy announces magisterial inquiry

The Dharwad building collapse death toll mounted to 14 on Friday after one more body was found from the debris as the rescue operation continued for the fourth consecutive day.

Asian News International March 22, 2019 10:00:04 IST
Dharwad building collapse: Toll rises to 14, rescue ops continue; HD Kumaraswamy announces magisterial inquiry
  • The Dharwad building collapse death toll mounted to 14 on Friday after one more body was found from the debris

  • The rescue operation continued for the fourth consecutive day on Friday

  • HD Kumaraswamy visited the site on Thursday and said the district administration has already announced a magisterial inquiry and the government is ready to appoint a retired high court judge if required

Dharwad: The Dharwad building collapse death toll mounted to 14 on Friday after one more body was found from the debris as the rescue operation continued for the fourth consecutive day.

Dharwad building collapse Toll rises to 14 rescue ops continue HD Kumaraswamy announces magisterial inquiry

Rescue operations at the Dharwad building collapse site continue for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. ANI

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the site on Thursday and told the media that several people were suspected to be trapped under the rubble. He said the district administration has already announced a magisterial inquiry and the government is ready to appoint a retired high court judge if required.

A Sub Divisional Executive Magistrate said the toll has risen to 14. On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force airlifted two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Karnataka's Hubli from Hindon in Uttar Pradesh to join the rescue and search operation after an under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar in Dharwad on Tuesday.

The operation is being conducted jointly by the NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

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