Building collapses in Bengaluru's Ejipura: Seven die in suspected cylinder blast

At least seven persons were killed when a two-storeyed building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday

FP Staff October 17, 2017 15:11:40 IST
At least seven persons, including three women, were killed and several others feared trapped when a two-storey building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI
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At least seven persons, including three women, were killed and several others feared trapped when a two-storey building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI
Three-year old Sanjana was the youngest survivor of the collapse. Eyewitnesses said the blast took place around 7 am, bringing down a large portion of the 20-year-old building. Forty fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rushed to the spot. PTI
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Three-year old Sanjana was the youngest survivor of the collapse. Eyewitnesses said the blast took place around 7 am, bringing down a large portion of the 20-year-old building. Forty fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rushed to the spot. PTI
The government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. Three firefighters were also injured when a wall caved in on them while they were clearing the debris to pull out those trapped. PTI
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The government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. Three firefighters were also injured when a wall caved in on them while they were clearing the debris to pull out those trapped. PTI
Ejipura is one of the city's most congested areas, with narrow bylanes and illegal buildings dotting alongside roads. PTI
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Ejipura is one of the city's most congested areas, with narrow bylanes and illegal buildings dotting alongside roads. PTI