Bangalore: Under-construction building collapses, 20 injured

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8 injured in building collapse
Bangalore, Aug 19: Two labourers were killed and 20 were injured when a eight-storey under-construction building caved in at Someshwaranagar in the city at 9:45 am today.

Police said that three others are believed to have been trapped in the basement. Police also confirms that a few construction workers are also missing. Immediately after the incident, police and fire-brigade rushed to the spot to undertake rescue operations. The injured were then taken to NIMHANS.

Sources reveal that permission was given to construct only 2 stories by BBMP. But, the owner Sameer Mulla went ahead to constructed 6 stories. On further investigations, police held the poor construction quality as the reason for the collapse.

It is said that more than 75 people were working at the construction site when the incident happened. While 20 people have been rescued, few are missing or are injured.

Additional police commissioner Kamal Panth visited the spot. "Rescue operation and clearance of debris have been acelarated. However, the narrow lane is obstructing the progress," said Panth.

In an earlier incident on Aug 5, a building collapsed in Kengeri, claiming the lives of 4 construction workers.

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