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Karnataka Building Collapse: 3 Dead, 30 Trapped

Wednesday,20 March 2019 07:47 AM IST

Dharwad: Three persons have died and 30 persons are reportedly trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Karnataka's Dharwad. The collapse took place in Dharwad's Kumareshwar Nagar.

56 labourers have been rescued so far and operations have been going on to save the trapped people.

National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) is leading the rescue operations and they said that more teams are on their way to speed up the operation.

"Two more teams of #NDRF are being airlifted from Ghaziabad in addition to one team which was moved from Bangalore in connection with Dharwad building collapse," the NDRF tweeted.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he has instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations.


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 .

— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) March 19, 2019



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