NDRF personnel standing before C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
NDRF personnel standing before C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

Dharwad builidng collapese: IAF airlifts NDRF teams to Hubli

ANI | Updated: Mar 20, 2019 16:13 IST

Hindon (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 20 (ANI): Indian Air Force has airlifted two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Karnataka's Hubli to undertake rescue operations after an under-construction building collapsed at Dharwad.
The airlift of the NDRF teams was carried using strategic transport aircraft C-130J Super Hercules.
"One C-130J aircraft of Indian Air Force airlifted two teams of NDRF from Hindon to Hubli on the night of 19 March, 2019. The NDRF team was airlifted to undertake rescue operations after an under-construction building collapsed at Dharward, Hubli, Karnataka," Indian Air Force said in a tweet.
Earlier it was reported that the death toll in Tuesday's Dharwad building collapse has touched five.
Karnataka Revenue Minister RV Deshpande said that government will initiate an inquiry and those injured will be treated free of cost.
As many as 37 people have been rescued from the site so far, and rescue and search operations are still underway with the assistance of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and NDRF on the ground as many people are still feared trapped.
"It is a shocking incident. Three people have lost their lives. An inquiry will be ordered. Those injured will be treated free of cost. One State Disaster Response Force team and two teams of National Disaster Response Force are conducting rescue operations," said Deshpande.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said rescue efforts will be conducted on a war footing and urged locals not to panic.
Further details are awaited. (ANI)

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