Monday, 16 October 2017

Building collapse in India-6 killed

6 killed, some feared trapped in building collapse in India

6 killed, some feared trapped in building collapse in India 6 killed, some feared trapped in building collapse in India  

At least six persons were killed and some are feared trapped after a two-storeyed building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday, the police said.

Eye-witnesses said the blast took place at around 7 am.

They further said the 20 year-old building was reduced to rubble after a sound of the blast was heard.
Personnel of the Fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force, who rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies including that of two women.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68) and Ravichandran (30).

Two children, who were rescued from the debris were out of danger, police said.

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who visited the spot, told reporters that the building belonged to one Gunesh.

Government will adopt the girl (whose parents died) who was rescued and will take care of all her expenses: Bengaluru Development Minister ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017

#Visuals Bengaluru: 4 houses collapsed partially in Ejipura Area due to cylinder blast; 3 dead, many still feared to be trapped under debris ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017
Gunesh had rented the building to four families, he added.

"Two families were residing in the ground floor while one was on the first floor. Kalavathi and Ravichandran were in the first floor. They died on the spot while two children sustained injuries.

They are safe. In the ground floor, members of two families might have been trapped," said the minister.

#WATCH: Girl child rescued from Ejipura building collapse site in Bengaluru. Her parents died in the incident,govt has decided to adopt her. ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017

Bengaluru Mayor R Sampath Raj said four families were residing in the building At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were carrying out rescue operation.

While clearing debris to pull out those trapped in the building, three fire-fighters were injured as a wall fell on them, police said adding they had been shifted to a nearby hospital.

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