Karnataka: 2 killed, over 40 trapped as under-construction building collapses in Dharwad

At least two persons were killed and over 40 feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar, Dharwad in Karnataka on Tuesday.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy expressed shocked to learn about the collapse. He also directed Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations.

“Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have 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,” Kumaraswamy tweeted.

“The rescue operation is on and five people have been extricated, so far, from the debris. I have instructed the concerned officials to be on location,” he added.

The reason behind the building collapse is also not known yet. 

More details are awaited.