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The 20-year-old building in Ejipura area which collapsed yesterday, had been rented out to four families, following a suspected LPG cylinder blast, killed seven people and left scores injured.
Chitra and her family of three survived the building collapse with injuries and burns. But now the family is torn between the burns ward at different hospitals.
Several residents were asleep when the LPG cylinder blast- triggered collapse took place, and were woken up with a jolt. Here is the incident from the survivors as it happened.
It was the first day of the week. If Monday blues were not enough to make it tough for employees to start their day, the waterlogging in front of their workspace made them an annoyed lot.
Janaki, 28-year-old mother of three suffered 25 per cent burn injuries on her face in Monday’s cylinder blast in Ejipura.
The death of seven people in a building collapse at Ejipura on Monday has once again highlighted the issue of building violations.
Three fire personnel Suresh, Somashekar and Subash were also injured during the rescue operation as a portion of the wall collapsed on them.
While several houses in the impoverished locality of Krishnappa Garden boast of solar-powered dish TV connections, not many of the nearly 200 houses here have toilets.
The body of Pushpa (22), who was washed away in a drain outside their house in Kurubarahalli on Friday along with her mother, has been found at an open drain in Kumbalgodu on Sunday.
While most blood banks cater to patients in a radius of 10 km to 20 km, a Bengaluru-based NGO, Sankalp India Foundation, is supplying blood to as far as Turkey and Sri Lanka.
Taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the city to 6,an 18-year old daughter of migrant labourers was washed away in a stormwater drain at Krishnappa Park, near Bagmane Tech Park.
The locals, who witnessed the incident, rushed to Narasamma's rescue and located her body about 400 meters away after hours of search.
City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Rapid Force and the State Disaster Rapid Force intensified search and rescue operations and formed three teams.
The corporation is evacuating people residing in low lying areas to nearby school and community halls after heavy showers that lashed the city resulted in deaths of five people.
Nine deaths in the past 15 days due to potholes and rains drew sharp criticism from the opposition BJP, which alleged that chief minister Siddaramaiah has failed in his duty.