Building collapses in Bengaluru, at least 4 killed, many trapped

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So far, seven labourers have been rescued by the rescue team, which reached the spot as soon as the news was given to them.

Mayor Sampath Raj told TNM, "Three people have died".

"Three people have died and another person is critically injured". The rescue operation is going on and the rescue workers are searching for the workers still feared trapped under the mound of the rubble of the collapsed building.

This content is restricted to site members. As per the Bengaluru Mayor, a permission for the three- storey building has been granted.

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The State Disaster Response Force was pressed into the rescue operations. The building is reportedly owned one Kunni Ahmad, who lives in Kerala. They are not in town and we are trying to track down their business partner.

This collapse comes on the back of multiple instances of building bye law violations. The building, which is located on Sarjapur Road, allegedly violated several construction norms. The construction had been stopped for the last two year for unknown reasons.

An illegally-constructed building was demolished in Bengaluru's Ejipura after it began to lean dangerously to one side in August, 2017.

A five-storey under construction building in Bengaluru collapsed on Thursday afternoon reportedly killing at least four workers and trapping many others.