In a tragic incident, at least 7 people were killed and several others feared trapped after a part of a residential building in Bengaluru's Ejipura collapsed earlier today.
Mean While Karnataka Minister KJ George who visited the blast site said the government will adopt a girl child who was rescued but lost her parents.
The government has announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each for the kin of the deceased. In the latest development on the Ejipura building collapse in Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Development Minister has made a decision to adopt the baby girl who lost her parent in the unfortunate incident. Three members of a family died after roof of their house collapsed due to heavy and incessant rain in Gadag district's Gajendragad on Sunday. They heard a blast and the 20-year-old building was reduced to a pile of rubble. "They died on the spot, while two children were injured", the minister said.
"Two families were residing on the ground floor, while one was on the first floor". The deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68), Ravichandran (46), Prasad (18), Ashwini (28), Saravana (18), Maladri (25) and Sarva Kalyan (19).
Personnel of the Fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force, who rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies including that of two women.
Three fire-fighters clearing debris were injured when a wall fell on them. The fire officials said that the incident occurred around 6.50 am when an LPG gas leak led to an explosion. He had rented it out to four families. Almost 40 fire services personnel are carrying out the rescue operations.