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Mumbai building collapse: After 2-hour rescue op, 10-year-old Mahi Motvani declared brought dead at Lilavati; key updates

Mumbai building collapse updates: A 10-year-old girl, who was trapped in a collapsed building in Khar, Mumbai was declared brought dead to Lilavati Hospital. NDRF, fire brigade and police teams rescued 23 others, two of who sustained injuries.

FP Staff September 24, 2019 19:51:29 IST
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Mumbai building collapse: After 2-hour rescue op, 10-year-old Mahi Motvani declared brought dead at Lilavati; key updates
  • A portion of a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Khar West area on Tuesday afternoon, and several people are still feared to be trapped under the debris, reports have said.

  • However, no injuries have been reported so far.

  • The reason behind the collapse of the building is still unknown.

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15:57 (ist)

Locals say repair, renovation work was underway before collapse

The Times of India reported that repair and renovation was underway in the building, identified by some reports as 'Bhole' apartment and some as 'Pooja' apartment at the time of the incident.

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Sept 24, 2019 - 19:43 (IST)

One injured discharged from hospital

One of the injured has been discharged from the Bhabha hospital, reported PTI. Earlier, nearly two dozen people were rescued from the collapse site in Khar by the NDRF and fire brigade.

Sept 24, 2019 - 19:41 (IST)

Sad to hear about death of 10-year old, says Rais Shaikh

Municipal Councillor and Samajwadi Party leader Rais Shaikh expressed grief following the demise of a 10-year-old girl in the Khar building collapse. 

Sept 24, 2019 - 19:18 (IST)

Very concerned, says Suresh Prabhu

Former minister and BJP leader Suresh Prabhu tweeted that he was "very concerned to know about partial building collapse" in Khar and added that he was "sad for the relatives of the girl who died in the accident".

Sept 24, 2019 - 18:56 (IST)

Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar, Upen Patel react to building collapse

Sept 24, 2019 - 18:41 (IST)

Meanwhile, BMC begins razing illegal 9-storeyed building in Pydhonie

The demolition of an illegal ground-plus-nine storey building began in congested Pydhonie area of south Mumbai amid stiff resistance from its residents, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said on Tuesday.
 
Gulistan building has 90 flats and five commercial units and occupants were issued notice in March 2018 to vacate them, though several of them approached court, which few days ago ordered that the structure be brought down, he said.
 
Its construction, flouting a slew of civic norms, had led to the Maharashtra government suspending three civic officials, including an assistant commissioner, in 2018 for allegedly failing to discharge their duties and stopping it from coming up.
 
 
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Sept 24, 2019 - 18:20 (IST)

Two injured rushed to hospital, 21 rescued

Two more have been rushed to the hospital with injuries, after a residential building collapsed in Khar Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-one others have been rescued from under the debris by the NDRF, the Mumbai Police and fire brigade, The Indian Express reported. 

Sept 24, 2019 - 18:06 (IST)

Residents evacuated from partially-collapsed building

The partially-collapsed Bhola building in Khar has been evacuated and residents have been advised to make alternate arrangements, till plans for the building's demolition are finalised, India Today reported. 

Sept 24, 2019 - 17:49 (IST)

ANI confirms death of 10-year-old

ANI confirms the death of 10-year-old Mahi Motvani, who was rescued a while ago by the NDRF, the Mumbai Police and the fire brigade after a two-hour-long rescue operation.

Sept 24, 2019 - 17:39 (IST)

10-year-old girl succumbs to injuries, says report

A 10-year-old girl, Mahi Motvani, was trapped in the debris of the building which collapsed at Khar. She had been rescued after a two-hour long operation. She succumbed to her injuries at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, reported Mumbai Mirror. 

Sept 24, 2019 - 17:17 (IST)

10-year-old Mahi Motvani rescued

The 10-year-old girl, who was trapped in the collapsed building in Khar, has been rescued, news reports said. After an operation of over two hours, NDRF, Mumbai police and firefighters were able to successfully rescue the girl identified as Mahi Motvani. She has been sent to a nearby hospital, Hindustan Times reported.

According to India Today, Mahi's mother witnessed her daughter falling along with the debris, as the hall in which she was sitting in suddenly gave way. 

Mumbai building collapse updates: One of the injured has been discharged from the Bhabha hospital, reported PTI. Earlier, nearly two dozen people were rescued from the collapse site in Khar by the NDRF and fire brigade

Municipal Councillor and Samajwadi Party leader Rais Shaikh  tweeted, "Sad to hear about the 10 year old girl who passed away in the Khar building collapse incident."

Two more have been rushed to the hospital with injuries after a residential building collapsed in Khar Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-one others have been rescued from under the debris by the NDRF, the Mumbai Police and fire brigade, The Indian Express reported.

The 10-year-old girl, who was trapped in the collapsed building in Khar and was rescued, is reportedly dead, Mumbai Mirror reported. Mahi Motvani succumbed to her injuries at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, the report further added.

After an operation of over two hours, NDRF, Mumbai police and firefighters were able to successfully rescue the 10-year-old from under the debris. She has been sent to a nearby hospital, Hindustan Times reported.

Two watchmen are also feared trapped in the debris of the building that collapsed in Mumbai's Khar West area on Tuesday, reports Zee News.

Dog squads of the Mumbai Police have been rushed to the spot to look for injured people stuck in the debris of the building collapse in Mumbai's Khar west, reports said.

The five-storey building has been identified as the ground-plus-five Pooja building at 17th Road near Khar Gymkhana, in Khar West. Mumbai police and rescue officials along with an NDRF team are on the spot. According to News18 India, a ten-year-old girl is stuck in the debris. Rescue operations are underway.

A portion of the building collapsed in Mumbai's Khar West area on Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm, and several people are still feared to be trapped under the debris, reports have said. However, no injuries have been reported so far.

The building is identified as the ground-plus-five Pooja building at 17th Road near Khar Gymkhana, in Khar West. Mumbai police and rescue officials along with an NDRF team are on the spot.

Details are awaited, but Twitter was abuzz with videos of the collapse. However, Firstpost could not independently verify the veracity of the source.

Several users tweeted pictures of the officials on the spot, trying to get people out of harm's way.

Another user tweeted a video showing the rescue officials trying to clear the debris.

According to News18 India, the part of the building which collapsed is suspected to be the area which joins the staircase and the lift.

The reason behind the collapse of the building is still unknown.

Several Twitter users have also blamed the BMC for being negligent of old buildings in the city.

According to the News18 India report, the building was said to be very weak, but it wasn't declared dilapidated by the BMC.

The suburb, which is said to be a posh area, also houses several Bollywood stars.

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