At least one person died and several were left injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Bengaluru’s Pulikeshi Nagar during wee hours today. As per latest reports, nine persons have been rescued from the debris while several more are feared trapped under it.
A huge team of the fire department, NDRF, SDRF and Civil Defence teams are present at the spot carrying out search and rescue operations. The authorities have claimed that construction of an extra floor over the suggested limit led to the building’s collapse.
According to reports, an under-construction building collapsed on early Wednesday morning and trapped several people under it. An adjoining building also took heavy damage during the collapse. The fire department and ambulance services were immediately rushed to the spot and began the search and rescue operations. After reaching the spot, they confirmed the death of at least one person in the collapse.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor Gangambika Mallikarjun lashed out against the illegal constructions that lead to such disasters and has ordered her officials to demolish such structures in her municipality. “An extra floor has been built which is a violation of rules. I have instructed officials to take strict action and to demolish such buildings,” she said.
The person who was killed has been identified as Sambu Kumar and he belonged to Bihar. The injured have been taken to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital.