According to initial reports, as many as 8 people are struck under the rubble including a woman and a child. Rescue operation is underway in full swing to save the lives.
The building that houses cargo section of the railways said to have collapsed as it was aging. The building was half a century old and was fragile, it is said.
Kuberappa, Inspector Railway police informed the media police station was function in the second floor of the building. The station was relocated recently to another place. He further added that while a wall of the building of the second floor was being flattened by the workers, the whole building fell on the ground.
Fire attendants, police have swung into rescue actions. It is reported that a police constable was injured during the operation.