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Karnataka: One dead, six injured after under-construction building collapses

An under-construction building collapses in Dharwad district, Karnataka. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 19, 2019, 05.49 PM (IST)

At least one person is dead and six are injured after the collapse of an under-construction building in Karnataka's Kumareshwar Nagar, Dharwad, ANI news agency reported.

Around 40 people are feared trapped at the site of the collapse.

An under-construction building collapsed on Tuesday in Kumareshwar Nagar area of Karnataka's Dharwad district.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted, "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."


Kumaraswamy also tweeted that, ''the rescue operation is on and five people have been extricated, so far, from the debris. I have instructed the concerned officials to be on location.''