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6 killed in Bengaluru house collapse

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BENGALURU — At least six people were killed after after a 20-year-old, two-storeyed building collapsed following a suspected cooking gas cylinder blast near Ejipura area in Bengaluru, local police said.

Two of the deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68) and Ravichandran (30), said police adding, two children, who were rescued from the debris, were out of danger.

Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy, who visited the spot, told reporters that two families were residing in the ground floor while one was on the first floor.

“Kalavathi and Ravichandran were on the first floor. They died on the spot while two children sustained injuries. They are safe. In the ground floor, members of two families might have been trapped,” the minister said.

Three firefighters were also injured while clearing debris to pull out those trapped in the building after a wall fell on them, police said, adding, they were shifted to a nearby hospital.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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