At least five people are feared dead and many injured when a six-story building collapsed suddenly in India’s southern Karnataka state.
The building was under construction when it collapsed on Tuesday.
The structure gave way when workers were having dinner on the ground floor.
A weak foundation is reportedly the cause of the incident.
A boys' hostel close to the building was also damaged when a portion of the building fell on the hostel.
Reports say that three hostellers were buried under the debris. One of them has died.
Rescue operations were on as excavators tried to remove the debris and look for more survivors. A National Disaster Management team is expected to arrive in Bellary on Wednesday.