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Bengaluru: Karnataka Govt to Adopt Little Girl Rescued From Debris

17 October 2017

A cylinder blast led to the collapse of a building in Ejipura area of Bengaluru, killing seven people. Kelachandra Joseph George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, told ANI, "Government will adopt the girl (whose parents died) who was rescued and will take care of all her expenses".

Authorities fear death toll would rise as some people are reported to be trapped under the debris.

Four men and a woman were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, police said.

Karnataka government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Everybody was asleep when the accident took place around 6.30-6.45am.

"Cylinders on both ground and first floor had no gas in them".

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Following the incident, the administration rushed police and firefighters to the spot to carry out rescue work. The Karnataka government has chose to adopt the girl who lost her parents in the building collapse on Monday. They said a noise of the blast was heard and the 20-year-old building was reduced to rubble.

"Two families were residing in the ground floor while one was on the first floor". Three of them were injured during the operation and were shifted to the nearby hospital.

An official from the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services said at least four more were suspected to be trapped under the debris.

He added that five of these were residents of the building itself, while one of the deceased was a neighbour.

Bengaluru: Karnataka Govt to Adopt Little Girl Rescued From Debris