One killed, 10 injured in Bangalore building collapse

The body of the 17-year old girl, reported missing after the collapse, was found under the debris.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 00:31 AM IST

Bangalore: A teenage girl was killed and ten
persons, including six fire force personnel, were injured when
a two-storeyed house collapsed after a domestic cooking gas
cylinder burst in an adjoining marriage hall on Wednesday,
police said.

The body of the 17-year old girl, reported missing after
the collapse, was found under the debris, they said.

Police suspect the building collapsed after the cylinder
exploded in the adjoining Lakshmi Venkateshwara Choultry
causing a fire."The explosion led to a reaction on some
chemical substance stored on the ground floor of the collapsed
building," police said.

The mishap occurred around 1.30 pm when six fire personnel
and four inmates of the house were present in the residential
building, Police Commissioner B G Jyotiprakah Mirji said.
"All the ten injured have been shifted to Lakshminarayan
Nursing Home and they are all out of danger," he said.

He said the fire has been brought under control and police
was investigating to know the cause for the mishap.

As many as 100 fire personnel were pressed into the
service to fight the fire.

PTI