Death toll in Dharwad building collapse reaches 14

The death toll in the Dharwad building collapse rose to 14, but 12 are still missing. At least 56 people have been rescued until now. With the rescue operations continuing for the fourth straight day, it is feared that nearly 10 people might be trapped under the debris.

Deepa Cholan, Deputy Commissioner, said that three more people are trapped in the debris. “We have given oxygen and ORS to them. SDRF and NDRF teams are conducting a rescue operation, he added.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who visited the site in Kumareshwar Nagar, assured that action against all those responsible for the disaster will be taken.. According to him prima facie poor quality of work seemed the cause for the disaster. He said that a team of experts will look into this. However, he ruled out a judicial probe.

He checked the rescue operation being carried out by both the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams. He also met the relatives of the victims and assured them all possible help from the government.

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