10 people have been reportedly killed in the Karnataka’s Dharwad building collapse according to the latest police report. The rescuers fear that at least 10 to 15 more people are still trapped under the building as they continued to hear voices from the building. The Dharwad building collapse occurred two days ago in North Karnataka.
The latest report says that the bodies of Dakshayini (45), Divya Unakal (8), and one unidentified person was retrieved by the rescuers from the debris as the rescue operations entered the third day.
People Trapped On Four Different Spots
While talking to media, the Director General of Police N.M. Reddy said, “We have been informed that still some persons are trapped under the debris. At least at four spots, there are indications of people trapped underneath. Our priority is to save them first.”
The rescue operations have been aggressively carried out by 11 NDRF personnel, 45 SDRF personnel, and eight rescue team of fire and emergency services. According to Mr. Reddy, they have registered a case against the building owner under Section 304 of the IPC.
The DG of Police said that they have constituted a special team and they will make the arrests sooner.
Karnataka CM Shocked Over Dharwad Building Collapse
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy in his tweet said, “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.”
Incidentally, the four-storeyed building belongs to a relative of former Congress Minister Vinay Kulkarni. The whole area was occupied by the rescue operators, police and relatives of the trapped and dead people.
The relatives were crying and venting out their frustration as the operators kept on relieving the trapped and dead bodies.
Locals are blaming the civic bodies for turning a blind eye to the sub-standard material that was used for constructing the building. Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP MLA from Hubballi-Dharwad Central was one of the VIPs to visit the location.