Two dead, several feared trapped after four-storey building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi; rescue ops continue

According to Bhiwandi-Nizampur Commissioner, most residents had vacated the building but then some went inside to pick their luggage. Meanwhile, the building came down.

Asian News International August 24, 2019 08:49:37 IST
Two dead, several feared trapped after four-storey building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi; rescue ops continue
  • The deceased have been identified as Siraj Ahmed Ansari (27) and Aakhib Ansari (22)

  • Ashok Rankhamb, Commissioner of Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation said four people have been rescued so far

  • He also said that the building was in a dilapidated state and was being vacated when the incident took place

Bhiwandi (Maharashtra): The toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse near Mumbai in the wee hours of Saturday has risen to two, police said. Five are critically injured.

The deceased have been identified as Siraj Ahmed Ansari (27) and Aakhib Ansari (22).

Two dead several feared trapped after fourstorey building collapses in Maharashtras Bhiwandi rescue ops continue

Visual from the building collapse site in Bhiwandi. ANI

The injured - Abdul Aziz Syed Mullani (55), Javed Salim Sheikh (34), Narendra Bawane (35), Devidas Wagh (34) and Sufiyan Abdul Hasan (23) -- have been shifted to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Bhiwandi for treatment.

"Four people have been rescued so far," Ashok Rankhamb, Commissioner of Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation said.

He also said that the building was in a dilapidated state and was being vacated when the incident took place.

"People had informed us that the building may collapse. I along with officers reached the spot and asked people to vacate the building. Most had vacated the building but then some people went inside to pick their luggage. Meanwhile, the building came down. It is an 8-year-old building and was built illegally. An investigation will be done," Rankhamb said.

Disaster Management Officer Santosh Kadam said that fire brigade and personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were engaged in rescuing people trapped in the debris.

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