Karnataka: Death toll rises to 16 in Dharwad building collapse

The death toll in Karnataka’s Dharwad building collapse rose to 16.

On Saturday, the Karnataka government suspended seven corporation officials for negligence in connection to the building collapse that took place on Tuesday.

While the four partners of Renuka Construction, the entity looking after the construction project, surrendered before the police.

On Thursday, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had visited the site and told the media that many people were suspected to be trapped under the debris.

Moreover, Kumaraswamy had said the district administration has already announced a magisterial inquiry.

The rescue operation is being conducted jointly by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force.