Bengaluru: Govt to adopt rescued girl whose parents died in building collapse

Henrietta Brewer
October 16, 2017

A girl child rescued from the collapsed building in Bengaluru's Ejipura on Monday will be adopted by the Karnataka government which will take care of all her future expenses. "It is only after an investigation is conducted that we can tell if the cylinder explosion caused the building to collapse", the minister said.

At least six persons were killed in the incident, the police said.

A suspected cylinder blast ripped through a building in Bengaluru killing three people. The parents of the girl were among the six people who died in the building collapse.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68) and Ravichandran (30).

"Two families were residing in the ground floor while one was on the first floor".

Fire and Emergency personnel rushed to the spot and four of the bodies were taken out and shifted to hospital for postmortem. They died on the spot while two children sustained injuries.

Initial reports claimed that the collapse happened due to a cylinder blast, but Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy later confirmed that this was not the case.

Gunesh had rented the building to four families, he added.

At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were carrying out the rescue operation.

He had earlier announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the next of kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.

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