Building collapsed in Bengaluru: At least six dead

Published: 12:03 GMT, Oct 16, 2017 |
Building collapsed in Bengaluru

Numerous people are reported dead after a three-storey building collapsed in Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday morning.

According to the Fire and Emergency services personnel, around 6.30 a.m., a gas cylinder in the house exploded, bringing down the building.

At least six people were killed in the incident. Sharavana (30) and his eight-month-pregnant wife, Ashwini (21), both of whom living in the ground floor, were found dead. National disaster response force officials also recovered the bodies of Kalavathi (68), Ravichandran (48), Hariprasad (19) and Pavan Kalyan (18) from the site.

The search continues for more of those who may have been trapped in the building. Built on a small congested lane, the building had six houses.

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy visited the spot.

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