Two people have died and about 40 others are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in North Karnataka's Dharwad today afternoon, the police. 15 labourers have been rescued so far. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy says he has instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. "Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. I have also directed the CS to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight to Dharwad," he tweeted.
The building collapse happened about 400 kilometers from the capital Bengaluru. Ambulances have been rushed to the collapse site and about 6 fire engines are on the spot.
Here are the highlights on the building collapse in Karnataka
Collapse of an under-construction building in Kumareshwar Nagar, Dharwad: Latest visuals from the spot as the rescue operation continues. 35 people have been rescued so far, 2 people have died. #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/vgYlxYlVik- ANI (@ANI) 19 March 2019