Karnataka building collapse toll touches 14

Karnataka building collapse toll touches 14

NDRF team members recover a survivor during a rescue operations, four days after an under construction building collapsed at Dharwad in North Karnataka, Friday, March 22, 2019. (PTI Photo)

The toll in the building collapse at Dharwad in North Karnataka rose to 14 on Friday even as four people were rescued from the debris, police said.

The four included a couple, both aged between 35 and 40 years, another man in his twenties and a 40-year-old woman, they said. The total number of those rescued now stood at 72, police said.

The four-storeyed under construction building collapsed on Tuesday evening at Kumareshwaranagar in the heart of Dharwad, about 400 km from here.

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the building collapse. Police have also arrested the building's design engineer Vivek Pawar.