Bengaluru: Govt to adopt rescued girl whose parents died in building collapse

Posted October 17, 2017

"Government has chose to adopt the girl (whose parents died) who was rescued and will take care of all her expenses", said George. Death toll may rise as many people are feared trapped under the debris.

Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George has announced that a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh would be given to the kin of the deceased.

Two children aged 12 and 3 were among the seven others injured in the incident that occurred between 6 and 7 Ejipura area.

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Fire personnel rescuing a child after a building collapsed due to a suspected cylinder blast at Ejipura area in Bangalore on Monday.

As per a TOI report, the victims were identified as Sharavana, his eight-month-pregnant wife Ashwini, Kalavathi, Ravichandran, Hariprasad and Pavan Kalyan. The three-storey building, which is more than 30 years old collapsed due to the explosion.

Officials of the National Disaster Response Force, State Fire Department, and Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike are engaged in the rescue and relief process.

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"A LPG cylinder exploded on the ground floor of a two-storey building".

The injured, rescued from the rubble, were admitted to hospitals. An agency reported that the intensity of the explosion caused the partial collapse of the four houses that were in the building.

He added that five of these were residents of the building itself, while one of the deceased was a neighbour.

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The rescue operation is reportedly being carried out by at least 40 firefighters and NDRF personnel.