2 killed, dozens trapped in India building collapse | 2019-03-20 | daily-sun.com

2 killed, dozens trapped in India building collapse

20 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: At least two people have died and dozens are feared trapped under rubble after a building site collapsed Tuesday in India’s southern Karnataka state, officials told AFP.

Rescue teams and ambulances were scrambling to Dharwad district, roughly 700 kilometres (430 miles) northwest of the state capital Bangalore, where the five-floor under-construction apartment block crumbled.

“Two people have been killed in the collapse and eight have been rescued so far. We have pressed in men and machines to rescue those trapped,” Srikant, the district’s regional fire and emergency officer, who gave just one name, told AFP.

Another regional emergency official said as many as 152 people were believed trapped beneath the rubble.