2 killed, many nonetheless trapped in Maharashtra constructing collapse

Raigad, August 25

At least two folks had been killed and several other others are trapped within the rubble of a five-storey residential constructing which collapsed on Monday night, officers stated right here on Tuesday.

With rescue operations in full swing within the large mound of rubble of the erstwhile Tarique Garden, not less than seven extra injured victims had been discovered as well as the 25 others rescued on Monday night time.

Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde ordered an in depth probe into the incident and the federal government has recognized not less than six people who find themselves being booked for the tragedy. They are the builder, the architect, the RCC advisor, the contractor, the then CEO of the civic physique and the chief engineer.

A staff of Mahad Police has left for Mumbai to arrest the builder and contractor who constructed it moreover taking motion towards others concerned in it.

Teams from the NDRF, Raigad Police, Fire Brigade and different NGOs had been concerned within the rescue work assisted by a canine squad to smell out the victims trapped beneath.

The residential constructing — Tarique Garden in Kajalpura space of the city — with round 45 flats and over 100 residents, instantly got here crashing down on Monday round 6 pm, in Mahad city, some 170 km south of Mumbai.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stated he was disturbed by the Raigad constructing collapse and sympathised with the households of the victims.

“I appeal to the Maharashtra government to rush help to the victims and those trapped. Congress workers should also help in the rescue works,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.

The constructing, stated to be just a little greater than six years outdated, was constructed by two Mumbai-based realtors.

The constructing had greater than 200 occupants, however being night hours many is likely to be outdoor or in markets.

“Stringent action will be taken against all those found guilty. We shall also carry out a structural audit of all old and dilapidated structures in the state to prevent recurrences of such tragedies,” Minister Shinde informed mediapersons on Tuesday morning. IANS

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