PTI, BENGALURU: A four-storeyed under construction building collapsed at Dharwad in north Karnataka on Tuesday, killing two people, critically injuring five and leaving many others trapped, police said.
The building came down crashing giving rise to a thick cloud of dust at Kumareshwaranagar in the heart of Dharwad, triggering widespread panic among neighbours and passers-by.
"Two people have died while some 30 to 40 people were trapped," said a police officer at Dharwad police station.
Rescuers have pulled out 28 people from the rubble, police said, adding, the injured have been hospitalised.
As many as 10 ambulances and five fire tenders were deployed to carry out relief and rescue operations.
Residents said there were several shops on the ground floor and many people often used to visit there.