7 children amongst 13 die in Maharashtra constructing collapse

Thane, September 21

Thirteen individuals, together with seven youngsters, died and 20 others, together with a four-year-old boy, had been rescued after a three-storeyed constructing collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi city on Monday, police stated.

The 43-year-old Jhilani constructing caved in at 3.40 am, police stated, including a two-year-old boy was among the many lifeless. Two civic officers have been suspended in reference to the collapse and a case had been registered towards the constructing proprietor, an official stated.

Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) personnel pulled out the four-year-old boy, Ubed Quraishi, from the particles. The constructing at Bhiwandi, a powerloom city round 10 km from Thane, had 40 flats and round 150 individuals lived there, an official stated.

A civic official stated the constructing, situated at Narpoli’s Patel Compound close to Dhamankar Naka, collapsed whereas the residents had been asleep.

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on the spot. SN Pradhan, NDRF DG, stated they used a canine squad to look individuals trapped within the particles. The constructing was not within the record of dilapidated constructions of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC),a Thane Municipal Corporation official stated. The energy provide to the locality was snapped as a precautionary measure, the official stated, including the injured have been admitted to native hospitals. — PTI

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