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Bengaluru rural: At least three killed in building collapse, many feared trapped

Visuals showed fire personnel pulling people out of the building debris.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2018 8:39:01 pm
The building is located on Sarjapur Road, according to ANI. (Source: ANI)

At least three construction workers were killed and many others feared trapped after an under construction building collapsed in Karnataka’s Kasuvanahalli.

“Three people have died. One person is in critically injured. There are still some persons trapped under the debris. Rescue operations are underway,” Mayor Sampath Raj told The News Minute.

At least 15 construction are feared trapped under the building debris. Visuals released by news agency ANI on Thursday showed fire personnel pulling the workers out of the rubble. The building, which is located on Sarjapur Road, allegedly violated several construction norms. According to reports, permission was granted for the construction of only three floors. The owner of the building allegedly raised the building height to five floors.

Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George, who reached the collapse site, told ANI: “We are concentrating on the rescue operation. All aspects will be investigated and action will be taken against those responsible.”

Visuals showed fire personnel pulling people out of the building debris. (Source: ANI)

More details are awaited.

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