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10 Dead In Building Collapse Near Mumbai's Thane | Updates
According to the Locals that the building was in a poor condition and had been served notices by the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, but those were ignored.
Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued
New Delhi: Ten people were killed, several injured, and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-story building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said.
Among the deceased are four minors. The injured have been rushed to hospitals in Kalyan, Dombivali, Kalwa, and Thane. Twenty-five, including an infant, have been rescued safely although 12 have suffered injuries from the crash.
#UPDATE Maharashtra: Death toll rises to 10 in the building collapse incident in Bhiwandi, Thane which took place earlier today.— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
Rescue operation by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) still underway. pic.twitter.com/MXHBlJQWWg
Located in Patel Compound, the 40-year old Jilani Building, which was said to be in a dilapidated state, suddenly came crashing down around 3.45 a.m., catching all the victims unaware in their sleep. Locals said that the building was in a poor condition and had been served notices by the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, but those were ignored.
Bhiwandi building collapse incident: Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde visits the site of incident.— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
10 people have lost their lives in the incident which took place earlier today. https://t.co/lHTff5UJNf pic.twitter.com/1gjhvIrt44
Besides, there were unattended problems of leakages and seepages which may have weakened the structure located in a congested locality of the town.
Teams of Thane police, fire brigade units of BNMC and neighboring towns, and the National Disaster Response Force reached the site and have been carrying out relief and rescue operations Till 9 a.m., at least 25 people were rescued, while another two dozen were still feared trapped under the debris.