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.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt, transport entrepreneurs strike eight-point agreement
KATHMANDU — The government and agitating transport entrepreneurs have stroked an eight-point agreement on Friday.
The government has also agreed to amend provisions of the new Criminal Code as demanded by the transport entrepreneurs.
With the agreement, the agitating transport entrepreneurs have called off their protest programs after the government agreed to address their demands.
Tanker transport entrepreneurs had been staging protest since Tuesday against provisions in the penal code, including 10-year imprisonment for accidents and life imprisonment for causing death.
Following the agreement, the ongoing fuel supply crisis is now expected to end.
The entire country has been facing short of fuel due to the disruption of fuel supply after tanker drivers went on a strike to press for their demands.
Earlier today, after nation wide fuel shortage, the Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to start rationing of fuel citing depleting stock due to inadequate supply of petroleum products.
According to the NOC, a two-wheeler will be allowed to purchase 5 liters of petrol and light four-wheeler vehicle will be allowed to purchase 15 liters of petrol.
Likwise, the state oil monopoly has urged the petrol pumps to sell maximum 50 liters diesel to short-route vehicles and maximum 100 liters to long-route vehicles.
The NOC has also urged the fuel stations to prioritise ambulances, school buses and government vehicles while selling the fuel.Follow @gorkhapost