On camera, Bengaluru building comes crashing down
As the 20-second video plays out, a few stray pieces of debris and plaster fall to the ground before the entire structure, suddenly and completely, collapses in on itself
A three-story building collapsed in Bengaluru's Wilson Garden on Monday at around 11:40 am.According to reports, no casualties were reported as most of the occupants had either run outside before the structure fell down or were away at work.The building was reportedly built in 1962 and had been tilting for the last three years. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
As the 20-second video plays out, a few stray pieces of debris and plaster fall to the ground before the entire structure, suddenly and completely, collapses in on itself.
The Fire Department officials rushed to the spot after the residents called them and evacuated the building moments before the collapse. The collapse was caught on the camera.
Meanwhile, hours after the incident, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) issued a statement saying that metro construction workers who were staying at the building are safe.
“BMRCL wishes to clarify that this building was being occupied by about 22 Labourers working for the Underground stretch. Cracks were observed in the basement and the labourers were shifted immediately from the building. No labourer belonging to the Metro works contractor were injured,” BMRCL said in a statement.
Cops said that building was old and it had developed cracks a few days ago.
Police have registered an FIR against the building owner Suresh and investigation is on.