Fire department, police and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials immediately reached the spot to begin rescue operations. 12 people were rescued from the rubble and were moved to a nearby hospital for check up.


The building was owned by Satyanarayan Singh and was in the last phase of construction.


The families of the construction workers and the watchman, who were staying in the building, are feared to be trapped under the rubble. At this point, weak foundation of the building is cited as the reason behind the building's collapse. 


Telangana home minister N Narsimha Reddy and other senior ministers rushed to the spot to supervise the rescue operations.