Dharwad building collapse: Magisterial inquiry ordered

Dharwad building collapse: Magisterial inquiry ordered

A rescued construction worker is taken out form an ambulance on a stretcher to a local hospital after he was rescued from the rubble after an under-construction multi-storey building collapsed in Dharwad district of Karnataka situated about 700 kilometres north of Bangalore on March 19, 2019. - At least two people have died and dozens are feared trapped under rubble after a building site collapsed March 19 in India's southern Karnataka state, officials told AFP. AFP photo

Regional Commissioner Tushar Girinath who is also HDMP administrator has ordered for a magisterial inquiry into the building collapse incident that took place on Tuesday in Dharwad.

The inquiry will be headed by Deputy Commissioner and a report will be submitted to the government very soon

He said there is no question of shielding any person and cases under Labour laws have been booked against the building owner.

The inquiry team will also check whether there were lapses in giving permission for partial occupancy. 

The officials have said the use of substandard quality materials led to this mishap. Hence samples of debris are being collected and will be sent to examine at authorised centre in Bengaluru.

The NDRF team with over 78 men are rescuing the people. The team arrived from Ghaziabad at 7.00 am and have rescued  30 persons. One person is critical.