Updated: September 28, 2021 7:20:29 am
A three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Bengaluru’s Wilson Garden on Monday. No casualties and injuries have been reported so far.
The building was reportedly tilting for the last three years.
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The Fire Department officials rushed to the spot after the residents called them and evacuated the building moments before the collapse. The collapse was caught on the camera.
Meanwhile, hours after the incident, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) issued a statement saying that metro construction workers who were staying at the building are safe.
“BMRCL wishes to clarify that this building was being occupied by about 22 Labourers working for the Underground stretch. Cracks were observed in the basement and the labourers were shifted immediately from the building. No labourer belonging to the Metro works contractor were injured,” BMRCL said in a statement.
Cops said that building was old and it had developed cracks a few days ago.
Police have registered an FIR against the building owner Suresh and investigation is on.
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