Three killed, seven injured after building collapses in Bengaluru's Kasavanahalli area
Two labourers were found dead under the debris while one of the rescued succumbed to injuries in hospital, Bengaluru mayor R Sampath Raj said
A five-storey under-construction building collapsed on Sarjapur road in Bengaluru's Kasavanahalli area, leaving three people dead, seven injured and many trapped in the debris on Thursday. PTI
Police said the under-construction building suddenly collapsed around 3.30 pm, trapping many. Fire brigade and police personnel, who were informed, launched rescue operations assisted by local people. PTI
Two labourers were found dead under the debris while one of the rescued succumbed to injuries in hospital, Bengaluru mayor R Sampath Raj said. The condition of the injured is said to be critical. PTI
Family members of the deceased and injured labourers react. The mayor said that the building collapsed due to a weak foundation. Bengaluru minister KJ George announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for relatives of each dead labourer. PTI
The NDRF also joined the rescue efforts. The building construction began six years ago but was stopped later. Six months ago, work started again, said a senior police official.