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Highlights: Three killed after under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

At least three people were killed after an under-construction four-storeyed building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar of Karnataka's Dharwad, news agency PTI reported. 

Highlights: Three killed after under-construction building collapses in Karnataka's Dharwad
Rescue officials and locals carry out search and rescue operation after under-construction multistorey building collapsed in Dharwad, Karnataka, on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

At least three people were killed after an under-construction four-storeyed building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar of Karnataka’s Dharwad, news agency PTI reported. According to the police, the building came crashing down, triggering panic among neighbours and passers-by on Tuesday night. As many as 10 ambulances and five fire tenders were pressed to carry out rescue and relief operations.

Rescuers have pulled out over 50 people from the rubble, police said, adding,the injured have been hospitalised. Residents said there were several shops on the ground floor and many people often used to visit there. However, most of those who are trapped were believed to be migrant labourers from North India who were engaged in laying the tiles. An eyewitness claimed the building did not have the strength to bear four storeys, while an extra floor was being added.

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Highlights: Dharwad building collapse in Karnataka

Rescue ops continue at building collapse site in Dhadwad

Rescue operations continue as many are still feared trapped under the debris of the under-construction four-storeyed building, which collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar of Karnataka’s Dharwad Tuesday.

Karnataka under-construction building collapse: Two more rescued

Two more people have been rescued from under the debris at the site of the building collapse: ANI

Karnataka under-construction building collapse: 35 people rescued, two killed

Rescue operation underway after collapse of an under-construction building in Kumareshwar Nagar, Dharwad. 35 people have been rescued, two killed

Rescue operation to continue throughout night: Dharwad DC

Dharwad Deputy Commissioner said oxygen and water have been given to seven people buried under the debris, adding that rescue operation will continue throught night. 

Whoever involved should face action: Congress leader Vinay Kulkarni

Former Karnataka minister and Congress leader from the region Vinay Kulkarni said one of the partners in the building was his relative.
Speaking to reporters, he said whoever was involved should face action.

There were shops on first two floors: Residents

Rescuers have pulled out 28 people from the rubble, police said, adding, the injured have been hospitalised.
Residents said there were several shops on the ground floor and many people often used to visit there. Rajesh, an eyewitness, told a Kannada TV channel that the first two floors of the building were being rented out to shops. "There was a tea shop, a photostat shop," he added. (PTI)

24 people taken to Dharwad Civil Hospital

At least 24 people were brought to Dharwad Civil Hospital, said Assistant DMO Dr Sangappa, adding that three of them were critical and have been referred to KIMS, Hubli.

Rescue operations underway at Dharwad

Rescue operations underway at Dharwad

Latest visuals from collapse site in Dharwad

Latest visuals from the collapse site.

10 ambulances, 5 fire tenders at rescue

As many as 10 ambulances and five fire tenders have been engaged to carry out rescue and relief operations, reported PTI.

Five persons rescued: Kumaraswamy

Five persons have been rescued, tweeted Kumaraswamy.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy expresses shock

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy expressed shock over the incident.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has expressed shock over the incident and said he has directed the chief secretary to supervise the rescue operation and to send experienced rescue teams by special flight to Dharwad.

"Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I've instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. I have also directed the CS to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight to #Dharwad," tweeted Kumaraswamy.