2 Dead, Many Feared Trapped After Building Collapses In Karnataka's Dharwad: Highlights

The building collapse happened about 700 kilometers from the capital Bengaluru. Ambulances have been rushed to the collapse site and about 6 fire engines are on the spot.

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2 Dead, Many Feared Trapped After Building Collapses In Karnataka's Dharwad: Highlights

Six people are said to be injured in the building collapse.

Dharwad, Karnataka: 

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

 

 


Mar 20, 2019
04:52 (IST)
Two more people have been rescued from under the debris at the site of the building collapse, says news agency ANI.
Mar 20, 2019
01:49 (IST)
Latest images from the site in Dharwad's Kumareshwar Nagar in Karnataka where an under-construction building collapsed killing two people. News agency ANI reported that 35 people have been rescued so far.

Mar 19, 2019
22:09 (IST)
Around 30 people are still feared trapped after the building collapse. 28 people have been rescued so far. Three people remain criticial. 

Mar 19, 2019
19:47 (IST)
Mar 19, 2019
19:18 (IST)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on the building collapse

Shocked to hear about the tragic news of people being trapped under the debris of collapsed building in Dharwad. Concerned depts should not compromise on anything during the process of rescue operations, first-aid & rehabilitation of the affected. My prayers with the injured.
Mar 19, 2019
19:05 (IST)
"We think there are still many people alive (underneath). The police still don't have a clear idea... some locals say it is around 15, and some others have said it is over 50,"  Nagesh D.L, deputy commissioner of police told news agency AFP


Mar 19, 2019
18:46 (IST)
Hospitals on alert

Hospitals in the district have been placed on alert and 20 ambulances sent to the accident site, said Dharwad's top medical officer Giridhar Kokinad, news agency AFP reports. 

Mar 19, 2019
18:32 (IST)
Update: 15 people have been injured in the building collapse. Three Cranes and 4 JCBs are on the spot
Mar 19, 2019
18:27 (IST)

Visuals from the collapse site show hundreds of locals surrounding the collapsed building.

Mar 19, 2019
18:14 (IST)
Spot visuals


Mar 19, 2019
18:11 (IST)
1 Dead, 40 Feared Trapped As Building Collapses In Karnataka's Dharwad
1 Dead, 40 Feared Trapped As Building Collapses In Karnataka's Dharwad | NDTV.com Video | One person has died and nearly 40 are feared trapped after a building that was being constructed in Karnataka collapsed this afternoon, news agency ANI has reported, quoting the police."
Mar 19, 2019
18:08 (IST)
Construction was on since last two years

The first two floors had around 60 shops that were functional. Some reports suggest about 150 people were in the shops when the structure crashed
Mar 19, 2019
18:07 (IST)
The Chief Minister said he has directed the Chief Secretary to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight
Mar 19, 2019
18:03 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy tweets: 

"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," Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted
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