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.
6 people dead, out of which 5 people were residents of the building & 1 was a neighbour: K'taka Home Minister on Bengaluru building collapse pic.twitter.com/IwfH4qD5mc&; ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017
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.
Cylinders on both ground & first floor had no gas in them so it is unlikely that the buildings collapsed due to blast: K'taka Home Minister pic.twitter.com/X5wTZfutQQ
&; ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017
Bengaluru development minister KJ George announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased.
We will give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to injured: B'luru Development Min K.J George pic.twitter.com/OUjtBlstB1&; ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017
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.
Government will adopt the girl (whose parents died) who was rescued and will take care of all her expenses: Bengaluru Development Minister pic.twitter.com/CkV6qd9Ue7&; ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2017