5-yr-old rescued after 40 hours!

5-yr-old rescued after 40 hours!

Toll rises to 13 in Bellary building collapse; Chief Minister visits accident site

5-yr-old rescued after 40 hours!

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa along with Law and Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar visited accident site in Bellary on Thursday. MLA Somashekar Reddy is also seen. DH Photo

Recovery of a mobile sim number M4580 by the rescue team may help in finding the people trapped under the debris, said Additional Deputy Commissioner G N Shiva Murthy.

The owner of this mobile had tried contacting his relatives. His last call was to a relative in Gulbarga, he added.

In a miraculous way Kashibai (5), a five-year-old girl was rescued unhurt. There seemed to be no signs of fear on the face of the girl despite being trapped under the rubble for more than 40 hours, devoid of food and water. However, her mother and two-year-old younger sister Kavita (2) were found dead.

Meanwhile, SP Seemanth Kumar Singh informed that the contractor of the building Somashekar has been arrested.      

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who visited Gandhinagar on Thursday, said that with respect to the sub-standard construction both the officials who have given permission and the contractor will be held responsible.

While granting licence to construction of buildings the officials concerned should verify all the documents and ensure that rules are not violated. Moreover, the government will frame new rules in due consultation with the Chief Secretary and other officials to avoid such incidents in the future, the chief minister said.

He said that two Corporation engineers have been suspended for dereliction of duty.
He declared Rs one lakh compensation to the family of the deceased and Rs 25,000 compensation to the injured along with free treatment at any hospital.