Building under construction collapses in Dharwad, 1 dead, many feared trapped

Dharwad (Karnataka): One person was killed and over 40 feared trapped after an under construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar here on Tuesday.

According to police, six people who were injured in the building collapse have been shifted to hospital and search and rescue operation is underway.

Soon after the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he had given instructions to the Chief Secretary to supervise the rescue operations.

The Chief Minister posted on Twitter: “Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I’ve 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.”