61 people rescued, 30 still trapped under Dharwad building debris

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61 people rescued, 30 still trapped under Dharwad building debris

61 people rescued, 30 still trapped under Dharwad building debris

SC AN   ¦    Mar 21, 2019 11:27:46 AM (IST)

61 people rescued, 30 still trapped under Dharwad building debris-1Dharwad: As many as 61 people have been rescued from the debris of the collapsed building in Dharwad as of this morning. It is reported that there are still 30 people left trapped under the debris and efforts are on to rescue them. The death toll has, however, risen to seven on Wednesday.

Among those trapped are 12 girls who were in an internet cafe in the eastern part of the building.

The Chief Minister’s Office also confirmed that three of those, who were rescued from the remains, are critical.

The rescue mission has been going on ever since an under-construction building in the Kumareshwara Nagar area, collapsed on Tuesday. Those who were injured in the incident were moved to the Civil Hospital in Dharwad.

Three teams, each comprising of 11 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members, arrived at the spot to help with the rescue efforts. As many as 80 Fire and Emergency Services officials from Bengaluru were also flown in to aid in the efforts. The NDRF brought along with them, special equipment to aid the rescue mission.

A case against the building owners has been filed under the Indian Penal Code section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and it is expected that a special team will be assembled to investigate the matter arrest those who are responsible for the tragic incident.