Bengaluru: Karnataka Govt to Adopt Little Girl Rescued From Debris

Portion of a residential building collapsed in Ejipura area

At least seven people have died and a few more are feared trapped after a building collapsed in the Ejipura area of Bengaluru on the morning of Monday, October 16.

Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George said the government would adopt the girl, and take care of all her expenses.

Soonafter the incident, the fire brigade and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had rushed to the spot and rescued people from the debris.

Reddy said it was unlikely that the collapse had been triggered by an explosion as the cylinders in the building had no gas in them.

"We will give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured", he said.

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Fire personnel rescuing a child after a building collapsed due to a suspected cylinder blast at Ejipura area in Bangalore on Monday.

According to eye-witnesses, the blast took place at around 7 am leading to the partial collapse of the residential building. "They died on the spot, while two children were injured", the minister said. They heard a blast and the 20-year-old building was reduced to a pile of rubble.

As per a TOI report, the victims were identified as Sharavana, his eight-month-pregnant wife Ashwini, Kalavathi, Ravichandran, Hariprasad and Pavan Kalyan.

The family members of the deceased said that there were cracks in the building and the owner Gunesh did not bother to fix it when they repeatedly complained about it. Bengaluru Mayor R Sampath Raj, however, said four families were residing in the building.

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