4 killed as under-construction building collapses in B’luru, many trapped

Bengaluru: At least four labourers have died in Bengaluru after a five-storeyed under-construction building collapsed at Kasavanahalli's Sarjapur road in Bengaluru on Thursday.

According to reports, seven people have been rescued so far.

Many people are feared to be trapped under the debris after the building collapsed, news agency ANI reported.

"According to initial reports, four people have died after the building collapsed. Rescue operations are underway," Mayor Sampath Raj was reported as saying.

The people who were nearby started rescuing the labourers, while informing the rescue team.

Police and State Disaster Relief Force personnel are on the site rescuing those trapped. The building was located on Kasavanahalli on Central Jail Road near Haralur.

"They had constructed five storeys in the building, but only three were sanctioned," the Mayor added.

According to reports, the building has been under construction for six years. For the last two years, the building construction had been stopped for unknown reasons.

Further details are awaited.

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