Bengaluru building collapse: 3 dead, many feared trapped under debris

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A young girl was adopted by the state government after she was rescued from Ejipura area of Bengaluru where four residential buildings partially collapsed on Monday. The building collapsed, trapping several people in the debris.

Tragic Incident took place in Banglore, A gas cylinder explosion in house to caused the walls of the building to collapse.

Bengaluru Urban Development Minister K.J. George, who visited the site, told reporters that Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia would be paid to the families of the deceased. The Karnataka government has chose to adopt the girl who lost her parents in the building collapse on Monday.

While initial reports claimed that the collapse had happened due to an LPG cylinder blast, Reddy later told reporters: "Cylinders on both the ground and first floors had no gas in them, so it is unlikely that the buildings collapsed due to a blast". They said a noise of the blast was heard and the 20-year-old building was reduced to rubble.

"A LPG cylinder exploded on the ground floor of a two-storey building".

The deceased are identified as Saravana (31), his wife Ashwini (27), who was eight months pregnant, Kalavathi (68) and Ravichandran (45).

Following the incident, the administration rushed police and firefighters to the spot to carry out rescue work. Six bodies, including that of two women, have been recovered.

Bengaluru Mayor R Sampath Raj said four families were residing in the building. At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were engaged in the rescue operations.

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