December 10, 2022


After a 59-year-old girl and her aged mom have been trapped and killed in a hearth that broke out inside their flat in Bengaluru Tuesday, the town civic physique, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has issued a round to all residential complexes towards the set up of security grilles in balconies and different comparable unsafe practices.

Within the round, the BBMP mentioned that every one condo complicated residents and house owners ought to adhere to the Constructing Bye-laws 2003 and Nationwide Constructing Code of India 2016 tips.

In line with the police, the fireplace accident visuals confirmed one of many victims, Bhagyarekha, screaming for assist, however folks couldn’t assist them owing to the sealed grille within the balcony of the condo at Devarachikkanahalli. The barricaded balcony additionally affected the rescue operation by the fireplace officers.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta mentioned that after acquiring the Graduation Certificates (CC) and Occupancy Certificates (OC), overlaying the balcony, modifying them or having further buildings is towards the rules.

“Such unsafe practices resulting in hazard within the building of the homes won’t be permitted. If there’s a want for modification on the residential complexes or different buildings, pre-approval have to be obtained from BBMP competent authorities,” Gupta added.

On Tuesday night, 82-year-old Lakshmi Devi and her daughter Bhagya Rekha (59) died after a hearth broke out inside their condo. Though police suspect a cylinder blast as the reason for the fireplace, a Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) staff which visited the place Wednesday to gather samples is but to conclude their report. The staff can also be probing brief circuits which may have led to the fireplace.

Rekha’s husband Bheem Sen (64), who was injured within the incident, is beneath remedy in a hospital.



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