Over 14 people are reportedly dead in the Dharwad building collapse that happened on Tuesday.
One more body was recovered on Friday from the debris as the rescue operation continued for the fourth consecutive day.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the site on Thursday. Several people are feared to be trapped under the rubble, the CM told media.
Kumaraswamy also said that the government is ready to appoint a retired high court judge if required. The district administration has already announced a magisterial inquiry, he added.
A Sub Divisional Executive Magistrate said the toll has risen to 14.
On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force airlifted two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Karnataka’s Hubli to join the rescue and search operation. The team had flown from Hindon in Uttar Pradesh after an under-construction building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar in Dharwad on Tuesday.
The operation is being conducted jointly by the NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).