Bengaluru: Two illegal apartment buildings collapse - Five dead

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jul 11: Two adjacent apartment buildings, which had built additional floors without permission, at Cox Town in the city collapsed all of a sudden on the night of Tuesday killing five people including a child. More than eight families ran to safety during the collapse of the buildings.

Narayan (28), native of Nepal, his wife Nirmala (26), their daughter Anushka, and relatives Shambhu (38) and Kegan (38) are the unfortunate victims who died in the incident.

Labourers of West Bengal origin Ramabalak, Badam Ram, Ameer Ram and Ranju Baby were rescued from the rubble of the building by state fire service personnel and NDRF after many hours of operation.

The Frazer Town police registered two separate FIRs against owner of the under-construction building Mohammed Shoib A Hameed, contractor Sayyed, architect of the building B N Sridhara and owner of the adjacent building, that collapsed along with the under construction building, C A Rudrani, architect K Ravikumar.

The building that was under construction, in which additional floors were being added without permission, collapsed as it could not bear the weight. When collapsing this apartment building fell on the adjacent Sai Adi Amalal apartment, bringing it down also. As per the preliminary investigation, it has come to light that the additional floors built without the permission by owners of both the buildings is the reason for this tragedy.

DCM Dr G Parameshwar, minister K J George, mayor of BBMP Padmavati visited the spot and instructed the officials to take stringent action against the people responsible for the collapse.

The state fire service personnel rushed to the spot around 2.30 am as soon as they got the information. The personnel were put to a tough task of drilling holes into the walls to rescue the people who were stuck under the rubble of the buildings. But Shambhu died as a huge pillar fell on him. Kegan Sorkar died as he got squeezed between two huge walls. Their bodies were recovered after several hours of operation. The rescue operation is Sai Adil apartment was carried out by National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) and Civil Defese teams for several hours.


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  • NN, NN

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    How many city officials were arrested? If it was illegal, why didn't the city officials demolished it.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    This is the combined result of (a) make believe builders wanting make quick buck by getting into real-estate and bending the system in the process (b) Money hungry BBMP officials also making a quick buck in the process. (c) Land owners wanting to maximize the benefit out of the land ownership.

    If one makes a honest attempt to look at the paper work of buildings 90% of the buildings will now have followed the norms laid out by various departments. This is enabled by officers of the very department that has laid down norms to financially benefit.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    One is responsible for oneself...

    Messages to Maria Julianna of Hungary – 17/18/28 April 2018

    17 April 2018

    “Dear children! Understand that if you want to be saved, you must wait for your Lord as vigilant virgins. You cannot hide from Me. All your thoughts, words, actions have been recorded before you face Me. When Eve and Adam sinned, they hid themselves, but they did not know I had seen them. When Cain killed Abel, he also hid himself, but I saw and called him. Even those who live in sin try to hide from Me, but eventually they all come to light and give Me an account of their lives, because every person at the end of life has a separate judgment. They are not responsible for the mistakes of others, but are for their wrongdoings ― one is responsible for oneself ― and I will only judge his or her life and actions.”

    “Those who take my doctrine and turn it to action will be very happy at the Great Warning, which won’t wait long for you. They will see the good things they have done and their good example of life.”

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Illegal apartment buildings must have built by Fake Architects ! (ordinary contractor with only work experience)

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  • Abdul Rauf, Jeddah

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    In Saudi Arabia, All apartment buildings are legal and not ways Builders cannot cheat. Once construction is complete for apartment buildings, it is being checked strictly and then only approval. Also, all buildings are insured...

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Send Kavitha Sanil to Bangalore. She will reactify all this

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Our Legal Buildings are all Safe ...

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  • anonymoustroller30, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Greed of the builders to get more profits is the reason for flouting the safety of residents when constructing buildings. Definitely the regulatory bodies also would have their palms greased by such builders to turn their heads the other way.

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  • suhail, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Our corrupt and Handicapped government were sleeping when illegal construction was constructing thus illegal structures..... The government should impound huge fines and penalties so all the money go to the victim and the builders goes bankrupt and behind bars parentally

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Without Government's help he cant build is impossible..

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  • sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jul 11 2019

    Govt is in minority, all Minister's resigned two days back, yet 1600 govt officials were promoted, 800 got transferred yesterday....these people loot the country by calling themselves as secular

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