Dharwad building collapse: 2 killed, 35 people have been rescued so far

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1 dead, 40 feared trapped as under-construction building collapses in Karnataka's dharwad

Two people have died and 35 have been rescued, several are still feared trapped after an under-construction building in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday, March 19. Fifteen people have also been injured.

The collapse took place in Dharwad’s Kumareshwar Nagar, about 400 kilometres north of Bengaluru.

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Hospitals in the district have been placed on alert and 20 ambulances sent to the accident site, said Dharwad’s top medical officer Giridhar Kokinad. At least three excavators could also be seen aiding rescue efforts. 15 labourers have been rescued so far.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy says he has instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. He has also instructed that the injured be airlifted if required.

“Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. I have also directed the CS to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight to Dharwad,” he tweeted.

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