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Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad, many feared trapp…

An under-construction building collapsed in Karnataka’s Dharwad district on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Kumareshwara Nagar area of the district. Officials said around 40 people are believed to be trapped in the debris of the five-storey building.

A senior official at the Dharwad district hospital said 15 injured persons had been admitted to the hospital. “No further details can be revealed at this moment,” the official said.

Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted that the chief secretary has been directed to send additional resources and expert rescuers to Dharwad by a special flight. “Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations,” Kumaraswamy said.

The rescue operation is on and five people have been extricated, so far, from the debris. I have instructed the concerned officials to be on location.

— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy)

March 19, 2019

A search and rescue operation is underway.

First Published:
Mar 19, 2019 17:16 IST

Source: HindustanTimes