Two killed in B’luru overhead water tank collapse
Bengaluru: Two people were killed on the spot and two others injured after an overhead water tank came crashing down from the fourth floor of a building in Bengaluru, police said.
The incident took place in the limits of Shivajinagar police station late Wednesday night.
Of the two victims, one had been identified as 40-year-old Arul, while the second is yet to be named.
According to the police, Arul ran a fast-food cart adjacent to the building.
The wall on which the water tank was placed had weakened over a period of time.
Along with the tank, a portion of the wall in the building also collapsed.
Two injured persons, of which one is said to be in serious condition, have been shifted to a hospital.
East Division DCP Bheema Shankar Guled said the building is close to the Shivajinagar bus terminal and a preliminary probe suggested that the tank was placed overhear without any initial checks.
The guilty will be punished after the investigation, he added.