Mumbai building collapse: Three storey building collapses; 2 dead, 35 missing

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New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2017 10:20:05 AM

At least two people were killed and over 35 persons are feared to be trapped after a three-storey building today collapsed near JJ Junction in Pakmodia street of Bhindi Bazar.

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Mumbai building collapse: At least two people were killed and over 35 persons are feared to be trapped after a three-storey building today collapsed near JJ Junction in Pakmodia street of Bhindi Bazar, according to ANI report. 3 have been people rescued from debris. DCP Zone 1 Dr Manoj Sharma said rescue operation is underway and search is on for other survivors. He, however, did not confirm the number of people trapped under the debris, the report says. At least 30 to 35 people are feared to be trapped, as per ANI news.

On August 26, One person died and two others were injured when a six-storeyed building collapsed while it was being demolished, The building in suburban Sakinaka collapsed at around 5.35 pm, said the official attached with the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The deceased was identified as Gaurav (32). The injured, identified as Bablu (25) and Pasvan (19), were admitted to Rajawadi Hospital, he said, adding both have suffered multiple fractures. All the victims were part of the demolition team. PTI reported.

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On July 25, At least 12 people were killed, including six women, and nineteen people were rescued from the collapsed site in Ghatkopar, PTI reported. Mumbai police has detained Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap and booked him for culpable homicide, ANI had reported. The rescued people have been taken to nearby Shantiniketan hospital. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis told ANI, “Offence registered, police is investigating. I have directed BMC commissioner to investigate and submit report within 15 days.” Most of those trapped in the debris are believed to be elderly and women. Out of the eight deceased, six were females. The building is located on LBS Road, near Shreyas Cinema in Ghatkopar West. The Mumbai Fire Brigade has declared it as a major incident. The building housed around 15 families.

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