Three people have been killed in a horrific accident after an under-construction water tank of a sewage treatment plant of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) collapsed at Nagavara in Bengaluru on Monday morning.
The incident took place at Jogappa layout after one of the water tanks partially collapsed and more than ten people were trapped under the debris. Eleven labourers have been injured in the tragedy. Six of them are in critical condition. The three victims have also been identified as the labourers working for BWSSB.
The fire department and emergency services, along with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), reached the spot and assisted in the rescue operations. The trapped labourers were rescued from the debris and were rushed to the hospital.
Due to the ongoing strike by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), police had directed the ambulance drivers to take the injured to government hospitals. The minister of rural development Krishna Byre Gowda, Hebbal legislator Byrathi Suresh, Additional Commissioner of Police (East Zone) Seemanth Kumar Singh and BWSSB officials also visited the incident site to take stock of the situation.
The construction of the water purification unit started in 2017 and was supposed to be operational from 2020, reports NEWS9.
(This is a developing story, awaiting further details)