Part of building under construction caves in

The entire central portion of an under construction building collapsed Tuesday morning, creating panic in Devarabisanahalli on the Outer Ring Road. However, no casualties were reported.

The five-storey building is being constructed inside the Cessna Business Embassy.
The incident took place at around 8:30 am, when the fourth floor caved in due to the faulty centring, triggering the collapse of a part of the building, an eye witness recounted.

Fire Department officials said that they got a call at around 8:45 am and rushed two fire rescuers to the spot from the Sarjapur Fire Station. B K Hampagol, Technical Director, Fire and Emergency Services, told Deccan Herald that the building was built on faulty and low quality centring, leading to the collapse.

Early morning

As the accident occurred early in the morning, there were no workers in the building, thus averting a major tragedy, Hampagol said.

He said that the fire men thoroughly searched through the debris for anyone trapped inside, but found none.

The HAL police have registered a case of negligence. The building owners, however, were not available for comments.

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