Heavy rains in Bangalore have caused much havoc and inconvenience to the general public in recent days. Due to the current weather conditions in the city of Karnataka, several buildings and structures have suffered with the foundations becoming weak and dangerous.
In another incident, a building in Bangalore had to be demolished because it had tilted amid the heavy rains. The building’s foundation had collapsed, leaving the building to sway amid the heavy rains, raising safety concerns for residents of the building and neighboring complexes.
The building was located within the confines of Mahalakshmi’s layout and was four stories high. The building was demolished by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) authorities on Wednesday as the building’s foundation collapsed, leaving it tilted due to heavy rains.
#LOOK | Karnataka: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demolished a building in the Vrushabhavathi neighborhood near the Shankar Nag bus station in Bengaluru earlier today. pic.twitter.com/bTk8dRKuli
– ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2021
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said: “All the people who lived in these houses and those who lived in the surroundings have been displaced elsewhere. Accommodation and food arrangements have been made for these families. This is the fourth incident of a building collapse in Bangalore in the past two weeks, according to reports.
The reason for the incident was the poor structure of the building’s foundation, which was further destroyed due to heavy rains, authorities said. Residents of the building were safely evacuated prior to demolition, and there were no casualties or injuries.
This building was one of 26 structures identified as vulnerable by the authorities. A notice was sent to residents, following which two of the six families evacuated the premises. The rest of the families were evacuated late Tuesday night, just hours before the building was demolished.
Reports have indicated that an FIR will be listed against the building owner and contractor as authorities search for them. Last week, a building in the Kasturi Nagar area collapsed, just a day after a building in Belagavi collapsed, killing seven people.