7 killed in Bengaluru building collapse, kin of dead to get Rs 5 lakh each

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.

The collapse was triggered by a cylinder blast. Sources said that four houses collapsed following the explosion.

The incident took place near 7th Church Cross in Ejipura.

The collapse was triggered by a cylinder blast.However, according to the Karnataka home minister, cylinders on both ground and first floor had no gas in them, so it is unlikely that the buildings collapsed due to blast.

Bengaluru development minister KJ George announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased.

Meanwhile, George announced that the government will adopt a minor girl who was rescued from the debris as she has lost both her parents in the building collapse incident.