7 killed in Bengaluru building collapse

Some 40 fire services personnel were carrying out the rescue operations the official added

At least seven persons were killed and some others feared trapped when a two-storeyed building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in the city on Monday, the police said.

Karnataka Development Minister K J George said the state government will adopt the girl and will take care of all her expenses.

He had earlier announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the next of kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.

The incident comes on the day a family lost their lives in another building collapse in Gadag district in Karnataka. They heard a blast and the 20-year-old building was reduced to a pile of rubble. The deceased have been identified as Ashwini (a pregnant woman), Saravana, Kalavati, Ravi Chandra, Hari Prasad and Pavan Kalyan. In the latest development on the Ejipura building collapse in Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Development Minister has chose to adopt the baby girl who lost her parent in the unfortunate incident.

Following the incident, the administration rushed police and firefighters to the spot to carry out rescue work.

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

Three fire-fighters clearing debris were injured when a wall fell on them. An agency reported that the intensity of the explosion caused the partial collapse of the four houses that were in the building.

Gunesh had rented the building to four families, he added.

At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were carrying out rescue operation.

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