7 killed in Bengaluru building collapse


Bengaluru: In a tragic incident, at least 7 people were killed and several others feared trapped after a part of a residential building in Bengaluru’s Ejipura collapsed earlier today.

The collapse was triggered by a cylinder blast. Sources said that four houses collapsed following the explosion.

The incident took place near 7th Church Cross in Ejipura.

However, according to the Karnataka home minister, cylinders on both ground and first floor had no gas in them, so it is unlikely that the buildings collapsed due to blast.

Bengaluru development minister KJ George announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased.

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