Labourer dead, 2 injured after dilapidated building collapses during demolition in Mumbai's Masjid Bunder area

  • A labourer died when a building under the jurisdiction of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority collapsed during demolition

  • As demolition was underway, the entire building came crashing down around 5.30 pm, a police official said

  • Five labourers on the site got trapped under the debris, two of them were injured grievously and rushed to the hospital

Mumbai: A labourer died when a dilapidated building under the jurisdiction of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) collapsed while it was being demolished in south Mumbai on Friday, police said.

 Labourer dead, 2 injured after dilapidated building collapses during demolition in Mumbais Masjid Bunder area

A labourer died after a building under MHADA collapsed during demolition. News18

A fire had broken at Sayyad building in Masjid Bunder area on 3 July.

The flames were extinguished after two days. Following the incident, MHADA decided to demolish the building, mostly a wooden structure.

As demolition was underway, the entire building came crashing down around 5.30 pm, a police official said.

Five labourers on the site got trapped under the debris. Two of them were injured grievously and rushed to the hospital.

Farid Khan (45) died during treatment, the official said. MHADA, the state housing agency, also looks after the repair and maintenance of old and dilapidated buildings in the city.

Updated Date: Aug 10, 2019 01:57:28 IST