Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa visited the Manipal Hospital where victims of the fire accident at the Carlton Towers on Old Airport Road are being treated. Expressing his condolences to the families of the deceased, he said: “This was indeed a very unfortunate accident.” Further, he announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs. 15,000 to those injured. “The State government will bear all medical expenses of those injured in this accident,” Mr. Yeddyurappa announced.