Bengaluru: Building in JP Nagar partially collapses; no casualties reported

Bengaluru: The ground floor of a building in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar collapsed after developing cracks. The incident took place at Vivekananda Colony near Puttenahalli circle and no casualties or injuries were reported.

The cracks reportedly grew wider in the evening and residents began to run outside the building. Soon after, the ground floor had completely sunk in and left only the first two floors visible. 

Residents who ran outside informed the police and the Fire and Emergency services. Police evacuated all five families as a precaution, upon reaching the spot.

Puttenahalli police are trying to track down the building owner Gautam Harsha, who has been absconding. A case of negligence has been registered against him by the police.

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