At least six persons were killed and some are feared trapped after a two-storeyed building collapsed due to a suspected LPG cylinder blast near Ejipura in Bengaluru on Monday, the police said.
Eye-witnesses said the blast took place at around 7 am.
They further said the 20-year-old building was reduced to rubble after a sound of the blast was heard.
Personnel of the Fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force, who rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies including that of two women.
Two of the deceased have been identified as Kalavathi (68) and Ravichandran (30).
Two children, who were rescued from the debris were out of danger, police said.
Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who visited the spot, told reporters that the building belonged to one Gunesh.
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Gunesh had rented the building to four families, he added.