Bhiwandi building collapse: Toll climbs to 33 including 15 children; NDRF team continues rescue operations

The police said at least 25 people have been pulled out of the debris alive till now. They are being treated at hospitals in Bhiwandi and Thane

Press Trust of India September 23, 2020 09:44:26 IST
Bhiwandi building collapse: Toll climbs to 33 including 15 children; NDRF team continues rescue operations

The building collapse at Bhiwandi. ANI

Thane: The toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rose to 33 on Wednesday, with the recovery of eight more bodies overnight, police said.

The dead include 15 children in the age group of two to 15, including three toddlers.

Twenty five persons have been pulled out of the debris alive so far, police said. They are being treated at hospitals
in Bhiwandi and Thane, an official said.

The search operation continued throughout the night despite heavy rains, the official said.

The bodies recovered from the debris were mutilated and highly decomposed as they had remained there for over 50 hours, he said.

The 43-year-old Jilani building collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday.

Two civic officials have been suspended in connection with the collapse and an offence has been registered against building owner, the official said.

The building in the powerloom town - which is around 10 km from Thane - had 40 flats and around 150 persons lived there, the official said.

The building, located at Narpoli's Patel Compound near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed while the residents were asleep.

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) are
still at the spot as the search operation continues, he said.

The building was not in the list of dilapidated structures of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, he said.

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