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July 10, 2019

Bengaluru: 1 killed as under construction building collapses; 8 rescued

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Bengaluru, Jul 10: An under-construction building collapsed here on Wednesday in Pulikeshi Nagar area, killing one person and injuring many others.

The deceased was identified as Sambu Kumar, a native of Bihar.

Eight people were rescued from the collapsed under-construction building.

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) conducted a rescue operation at the spot and rescued eight persons from under the debris.

The operation is underway and the rescued persons have been shifted to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital.

Meanwhile, another building collapsed on the Hutchins Road, Cooke Town in Bengaluru.

A four-year-old girl who was trapped inside the building was rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Civil Defense Quick Reaction Team (QRT).

Speaking about the incidents, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor Gangambika Mallikarjun said: "Joint Commissioner called me and informed me about the building collapse incidents, he informed me about the norms that were not followed. They have built an extra floor in the Pulikeshi Nagar building, which was in violation of rules. I have instructed officials to take strict action and to demolish such buildings. Officials have also been told to be careful about giving permissions for such constructions in future."

Bengaluru: 1 killed as under construction building collapses; 8 rescued

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