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

  • 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. 

  • 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".

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar, Upen Patel react to building collapse

  • 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.
     
     
    PTI

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Twenty rescued from Mumbai building collapse, says BJP's Ashish Shelar

     

    Bandra West MLA Ashish Shelar says that 20 people have been rescued so far by the fire brigade, NDRF , BMC and police. The 10-year-old girl is still believed to be trapped.

  • 16:46 (IST)

    WATCH: Residents stranded as stairway of building collapsed

    Twitter users have been sharing videos and images from the site of the building collapse in Mumbai. Firstpost could not independently verify the veracity of these

  • 16:43 (IST)

    Level 3 incident, say fire brigade officials

    Mumbai fire brigade officials have declared the building collapse at Khar as a level 3 incident on the scale of 1 to 5, reports Mid-Day.

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Watch: Visuals from the building collapse site in Mumbai

    A twitter user shared the video of the collapse site. Firstpost could not independently verify the veracity of the video. 

  • 16:31 (IST)

    WATCH: Rescue operations underway at Mumbai building collapse site

    Twitter users have been sharing videos and images from the site of the building collapse in Mumbai. Firstpost could not independently verify the veracity of these. Here is a video of rescue operations from the building collapse site.

  • 16:27 (IST)

    No casualty so far, says Mumbai fire brigade official

     

    "No casualty has been reported so far and efforts are underway to clear the debris," a fire brigade official was quoted as saying by PTI  soon after the collapse..

  • 16:22 (IST)

    10-year-old girl trapped in debris of collapsed building in Khar identified

    A 10-year-old girl trapped in the debris of a partially collapsed building in Mumbai's Khar has been identified as Mahi Motvani. The building has been vacated by the authorities. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is present at the spot, rescue operation is underway.

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Two watchmen, one girl feared trapped under debris

    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.

    Meanwhile, CNN News18 also reported that a 10-year-old girl is trapped under the debris.

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Twitter users share videos of collapse

    Twitter was abuzz with videos of the collapse in Mumbai's Khar west area on Tuesday around 1.15 pm.

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Dog squads being used to look for injured people in debris

     

    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.

  • 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.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    Four fire engines and one ambulance pressed into rescue ops

     

    Four fire engines have been rushed to the spot of the collapse for rescue and relief operations in Mumbai's Khar. Additionally, an ambulance has also been pressed into service after a portion of a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Khar.

  • 15:51 (IST)

    Staircase portion of building collapses in Khar (west)

    A part of the staircase of a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Khar (west) on Tuesday around 1 pm. So far, no injuries have been reported, ANI said, however, reports also said that a ten-year-old child was stuck in the debris of the collapse.

  • 15:48 (IST)

    10-year-old stuck in debris of Khar building collapse

    A ten-year-old is reportedly stuck in the debris of the building that collapsed in Mumbai's Khar on Tuesday. News18 India said that while NDRF and Mumbai Police teams are on the spot for search and rescue operations, a 10-year-old child was stuck in the debris.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    NDRF, Mumbai Police at site of collapse

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

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Five-storey building collapses in Mumbai's Khar

    A portion of a five-storey 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.

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.

Updated Date: Sep 24, 2019 19:55:55 IST