Bengaluru: Karnataka Govt to Adopt Little Girl Rescued From Debris

Portion of a residential building collapsed in Ejipura area

Portion of a residential building collapsed in Ejipura area

"A LPG cylinder exploded on the ground floor of a two-storey building".

Meanwhile, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J George has a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to injured. "The building collapsed", an official from the Commissioner of Police office told IANS.

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. About 19 people died in rain-related incidents in the city.

According to India Today TV channel, Ramalinga Reddy, the home secretary of India's southwestern region Karnataka where Bangaluru is located, has arrived on the scene of the accident.

"Government has chose to adopt the girl and will take care of all her expenses", State Development Minister KJ George said.

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He added that five of these were residents of the building itself, while one of the deceased was a neighbour. Kalavathi and Ravichandran were in the first floor.

Personnel of the Fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force, who rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies including that of two women. "They are safe. In the ground floor, members of two families might have been trapped", said the minister.

Almost 40 fire services personnel are carrying out the rescue operations.

"The building is more than 20 years old".

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