Press Release





Dated 05th Oct, 2016                                                                                                                                                      Time: 2000 Hrs


Today, at around 1420 hrs,a five storey under construction residential building near Ecospace, Bellandur in HSR layout police station area of Bengaluru collapsed. The entire building was tipped over into vacant site adjacent it in which 5-6 construction workers were trapped inside.


On receipt of information from local administration, one Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) team of NDRF comprising of 26 rescuers immediately rushed to the spot from its Regional Response Centre (RRC), Bengaluru, Karnataka at 1450 hrs. The CSSR team of NDRF consisting of trained responders and equipped with state-of-the-art CSSR equipment and tool started search and rescue operation  taking due care and diligence  as victims were trapped under the rubble.


Canine squad and technical squad were simultaneously used to locate the victims. At 1520 hrs, a trapped victim was located by rescue team under slabs of concrete. Immediately liquid was supplied to the survivor through a pipe. Thereafter flooring of RCC slabs were cuts open to make access to the victim. Due to prompt and effective response of NDRF, 01 victims namely Sumer, aged-25 year, R/o- West Bengal was pulled out around 1720 hrs. NDRF team used special equipment like chipping hammer, rotary rescue saw, spreader cutter, victim locating camera etc. He was given some oral hydrant and rushed to the hospital for further treatment. The operation is still in progress.


NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and in close touch with other agencies.



Issued By: PR Cell, HQ NDRF