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Sat, 24 Aug 2019

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Mumbai building collapse: 12 dead, 6 injured; rescue ops underway

Mumbai building collapse: 12 dead, 6 injured; rescue ops underway
July 16
15:44 2019

NET Bureau

At least 12 people have died and six have been injured so far from a building in Mumbai’s Dongri which collapsed on Tuesday morning due to the rains.

According to preliminary information, the ground-plus-four-storey ‘Kesarbai’ building, located on Tandel Street in Dongri, crashed around 11.40 am, an official from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management cell said.

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered an investigation after a four-storey building collapsed here killing two persons and trapping over 40 people under its debris.

“As per initial information I have received, around fifteen families have been trapped in the debris of the building collapse. The building is almost 100 years old, its residents had approached MHADA for the redevelopment of the building, we will launch an investigation to find out whether it was carried out or not,” Fadnavis told media persons here.

The Chief Minister said that the entire focus is currently on rescuing people who are trapped.

Regarding compensation for the victims of the incident, Fadnavis said, “Compensation for the victims of the incident will be announced once the causes behind the collapse are clear.”

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve and DCP, Zone 1, Abhishek Trimukhe arrived at the site where a building collapsed in Dongri.

According to sources, the 11 Ismail Habib building which is situated in front of the ‘Kesarbai’ building is also being evacuated as it was seen shaking.

Security forces along with teams from the fire brigade rushed to the site as soon as news broke. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also reached to help in rescue work.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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