Two people were killed and six were injured when an under-construction building collapsed in Karnataka’s Dharwad district in India on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Kumareshwara Nagar area of the district. Officials said around 40 people are believed to be trapped in the debris of the five-storey building.
A senior official at the Dharwad district hospital said many injured persons had been admitted to the hospital.
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted that the chief secretary has been directed to send additional resources and expert rescuers to Dharwad by a special flight. “Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations,” Kumaraswamy said.