Karnataka / Four-storey building in Bengaluru tilts at night, residents evacuated

Zoom News : Oct 13, 2021, 02:51 PM
Bengaluru: Panic gripped residents of a four-storey building in Bengaluru in Karnataka after it tilted late last night. The building located in west Bengaluru's Kamala Nagar has been evacuated.

After the residents of the apartment informed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, authorities decided to demolish the building.

"All the people who lived in those houses and those who lived in the surroundings were shifted elsewhere. Accommodation and food arrangements have been made for such families," the city's civic body said in a statement.

According to officials, incessant heavy rain and poor foundation have caused a tilt in the building. Heavy rainfall lashed Karnataka’s capital on Sunday and Monday, leading to a flood-like situation across the city.

The fire department and emergency service officials have reached the site. The police are also at the spot.

Last week, a five-storey residential apartment in Bengaluru's Kasturi Nagar area, which tilted a few days ago, collapsed, the fourth such incident in a fortnight. 

In a similar incident, a house collapsed at Badal-Ankalgi village in Belagavi last Wednesday due to heavy rain, killing seven of a family.

On September 27, as many as 50 people had a narrow escape after a 70-year-old building collapsed in Lakkasandra locality of Bengaluru.