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Under construction building collapses in Karnataka Dharwad several feared trapped

One person died, while at least 40 feared trapped as an under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar in Karnataka's Dharwad.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 March 2019, 06:31:36 PM
Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad, several feared trapped

Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad, several feared trapped

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One person died, while at least 40 feared trapped as an under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar in Karnataka's Dharwad.
Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

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Search and rescue operation is underway. The incident took place near a bus stand. At least 10 ambulances have reached the spot and four JCBs at work.
Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

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At least 15 people have been rescued from debris so far. They have been taken to a hospital. The building collapsed around 3.30 pm.
Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

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"Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I've 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," tweeted Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

Under-construction building collapses in Karnataka’s Dharwad

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As per some locals, construction was going on in the building from the last two years where first floor has almost 60 shops which were functional.