A three-storeyed under construction building collapsed in Bengaluru’s Thyagaraja Nagar near NR Colony on Saturday evening, killing one man. As per a report by NDTV, the reason for the collapse is likely to be deep excavation in the adjacent building.
According to reports, a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official, who was present at the site of the incident, said that the building, which collapsed, had not violated any law. However, it has also been reported that the owner of the adjacent property started excavating a few days ago and that it had reportedly reached close to the foundation stones of the three-storey building, leading to the incident.
The BBMP official also reportedly said that the documents of the building are being examined.
In a report by the Times Of India, three persons were working at the site when the building was about to collapse. While all of them tried to run out of the area when they realised that the building was leaning, one person could not manage to exit the building.
The locals in the area soon alerted the police and fire officials, who immediately rushed to the spot. Dog squad and fire department officers were soon deployed at the site.
It is also reported that the locals also reported that a nearby house was also damaged during the collapse of the building.
The Basavanagudi police have reportedly booked a case against the builder of the adjacent building.
It is also reported that the victim is an electrician or welder working at the site.
In a similar incident in August, a three-storey marriage hall, which was under construction at Bande Swamy Mutt in Kengeri, collapsed, killing three and injuring 11 labourers. The moulding of the second floor’s ceiling had collapsed.