Building collapses in Bellary, 5 dead
An under construction five-storey building in Bellary, Karnataka collapsed, leaving five people dead and many trapped. The building collapsed onto a boy's hostel.india Updated: Jan 27, 2010 17:15 IST
An under construction building in Bellary, Karnataka has collapsed leaving 5 people dead. The building Collapsed onto boy's hostel. The mishap took place in Gandhinagar area of the city last night.
Bodies of students and workers are being pulled out of rubble. At least 30 people are feared trapped.
The dead included a 22-year-old student of the hostel. An injured worker rescued from the debris told the police that at least 30 people were still trapped in the debris.
Rescue operations are on. Minister for Health B Sreeramulu and Minister for Tourism G Janardhana Reddy visited the spot.
According to reports, the engineer is being questioned and the police says sub-standard material could have been used in the construction of the building which led to the incident.
National Disaster Task Force personnel are being rushed to the site.