Bengaluru building collapse: 3 dead, many feared trapped under debris

Ebony Scott
October 17, 2017

Several people are reportedly still trapped under the debris of the collapsed buildings. "They are safe. In the ground floor, members of two families might have been trapped", Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy said after visiting the site.

Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George said, "An ex-gratia compensation of Rs 5 lakh woll be given to the kin of the deceased and the injured will be given a compensation of Rs 50,000".

The residential buildings partially collapsed at a congested locality in Ejipura area of Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka.

Fire personnel rescuing a child after a building collapsed due to a suspected cylinder blast at Ejipura area in Bangalore on Monday.

The incident took place at around 7:00 the morning. They heard a blast and the 20-year-old building was reduced to a pile of rubble. Six bodies, including that of two women, have been recovered. The deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68), Ravichandran (46), Prasad (18), Ashwini (28), Saravana (18), Maladri (25) and Sarva Kalyan (19).

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"A LPG cylinder exploded on the ground floor of a two-storey building".

Another six people including two children were rescued and rushed to St Philomena's Hospital.

Three fire-fighters clearing debris were injured when a wall fell on them. Sources said that four houses collapsed following the explosion.

Gunesh had rented the building to four families, he added.

At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel are still carrying out the rescue operation.

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