Dharwad: One person has died and 40 persons are reportedly trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Karnataka's Dharward. Fifteen people have also been injured.
The collapse took place in Dharwad's Kumareshwar Nagar.
15 labourers have been rescued so far and operations have been going on to save the trapped people.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he has instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations.
Shocked to learn about the collapse of an under-construction building in Dharwad. I have instructed the Chief Secretary to supervise rescue operations. I have also directed the CS to send additional resources and expert rescuers by a special flight to #Dharwad .
— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) March 19, 2019,