One dead and several people are suspected to be trapped under the debris as a multi-storey building collapsed at Dharwad on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy Commissioner M. Deepa, Police Commissioner M. N. Nagaraj and other senior officials were directing the rescue operations.
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy expressed “shock” over the incident on Twitter. He said the rescue operation was on and “five people have been extricated” from under the debris.
“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,” he tweeted.
Building collapses in Dharwad, several feared trapped under debris – The Hindu