Mumbai building collapse highlights: Ghatkopar structure was on BMC's list of 'dangerous buildings', death toll now 8

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Mumbai building collapse highlights: Ghatkopar structure was on BMC's list of 'dangerous buildings', death toll now 8
  • Ajoy Mehta orders inquiry into building collapse 

    Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has announced an inquiry into the collapse of Saidarshan Apartment in Ghatkopar. Sources state that the report on the incident will be submitted in 15 days. 

  • 17:40 (IST)

    According to ANI,  former housing minister and ex-chairman of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) Sachin Ahir has demanded an FIR under Section 304A (Causing death due to negligence) against those who are responsible for the incident.

  • 17:30 (IST)

    Building that collapsed was on BMC's list of "dangerous buildings"

    IANS reports that Saidarshan Apartment, the residential building that collapsed on Tuesday was on the "dangerous buildings" list. Identified in a structural audit by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, a DNA report states that such buildings were given permission for redevelopment. 

  • Death toll rises to 8

    A total of 16 people were rescued from the wreckage of the building collapse in Ghatkopar. The death toll rises to 8 in the tragedy, 6 of whom were women. According to officials, 8 individuals are reported to be injured. 

  • 17:04 (IST)

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis orders inquiry into incident 

    Rescue operations continue as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis orders an inquiry into the Ghatkopar building collapse. Here is an image from the location. 

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Property belongs to Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap: Congress leader Pravin Chheda 

    Congress leader Pravin Chheda tells ANI that the residential building that collapsed in Ghatkopar belonged to Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap. He goes on to say that Shitap was planning to run a guest house in the building, and hence the onus of the tragedy lies on him. 

  • Mumbai building collapse: Sound bite from the location

    The death toll from the collapse of a residential building in Ghatkopar has reached 7, officials confirm. Media reports state that most of those trapped in the debris are believed to be the elderly and women. Local corporators confirm that the BMC had issued 2 notices regarding the building since the past three months. However, no evacuation efforts were conducted, which culminated to this tragedy. 

  • 16:15 (IST)

    15 people rescued from wreckage 

    PTI reports that the structure that came down this morning at the Ghatkopar's Damodar Park area housed around 15 families. According to fire brigade officials engaged in the rescue operation, nearly 15 people have been pulled out of the debris so far and referred to nearby hospitals. Oddly enough, the building was not listed in the dangerous category, as per locals. 

  • 15:46 (IST)

    BMC Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar on the Ghatkopar building collapse 

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has confirmed the death toll of the collapse to 5, adding that 8 people have been seriously injured. Regarding speculation over the involvement of Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap in the issue, he says that an inquiry has been ordered. 

Mumbai: A four-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar Tuesday morning and several persons are feared trapped under the debris, an official of the city's civic body said.

Around eight to 10 persons are feared trapped under the debris of the structure which collapsed in Ghatkopar's Damodar Park area, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) fire brigade department chief PS Rahangdale said.

The civic body's control room received a call at around 10.43 am about the accident, he said.

Around eight fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance have been rushed to the spot, he said.

"Our rescue team, fire brigade jawans and other senior officials of the BMC have also reached the spot. The rescue work is going on a war-footing," he said.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 18:02:24 IST

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