Bengaluru building collapse kills at least five people
October 16 2017 10:31 AM
Rescue workers and police are seen next to an excavator following a building collapse in Bengaluru on Monday.


A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said.
The accident occurred in a densely populated residential area in the south-east of the city after the suspected explosion of a cooking gas cylinder, they said.
Rescue operations were under way, according to media reports.
"Five people have died and five have been rescued," Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George said on TV from the accident site.
"The building is more than 20 years old. At around 6 am, there was a loud noise, either due to gas cylinder explosion or building collapse," said Karnataka state home minister Ramalinga Reddy.

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