Mumbai building collapse: Four-storey structure caves in at Ghatkopar; 17 killed, 11 injured

A four-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning, killing eight people and injuring eight other individuals

FP Staff July 26, 2017 14:05:36 IST
A four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar suburb on Tuesday morning, killing 17 people and injuring 11 others as rescue operations remain underway. PTI
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A four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar suburb on Tuesday morning, killing 17 people and injuring 11 others as rescue operations remain underway. PTI
Earlier 12 casualties were reported, including one infant and seven women. However, rescue workers pulled out five more bodies during overnight search and rescue operations, taking the death toll up to 17. Till now, 28 people have been extricated from the debris. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
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Earlier 12 casualties were reported, including one infant and seven women. However, rescue workers pulled out five more bodies during overnight search and rescue operations, taking the death toll up to 17. Till now, 28 people have been extricated from the debris. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
The 40-year old Siddhi Sai Apartments at Ghatkopar's Damodar Park area, which caved in on Tuesday, housed around 15 families. Fire engines, a rescue van and total 108 ambulances were rushed to the spot immediately. A total of 60 NDRF jawans along with sniffer dogs were also deployed to carry out rescue operations.  Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
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The 40-year old Siddhi Sai Apartments at Ghatkopar's Damodar Park area, which caved in on Tuesday, housed around 15 families. Fire engines, a rescue van and total 108 ambulances were rushed to the spot immediately. A total of 60 NDRF jawans along with sniffer dogs were also deployed to carry out rescue operations.  Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
Locals alleged that a local Shiv Sena leader, Sunil Shitap was allegedly carrying out construction work at the ground floor of the building, compromising the safety of the structure. Some people also said that Shitap did not obtain the compulsory no objection certificate from the society but residents did not confront him, owing to his political connections. Firspost/ Sachin Gokhale.
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Locals alleged that a local Shiv Sena leader, Sunil Shitap was allegedly carrying out construction work at the ground floor of the building, compromising the safety of the structure. Some people also said that Shitap did not obtain the compulsory no objection certificate from the society but residents did not confront him, owing to his political connections. Firspost/ Sachin Gokhale.
The survivors were referred to Rajawadi and Shantiniketan hospitals. Temporary shelters were arranged in municipals schools around the locality. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
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The survivors were referred to Rajawadi and Shantiniketan hospitals. Temporary shelters were arranged in municipals schools around the locality. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
One of the most tragic victims of the collapsed was a 3-month-old baby, V Renuka Lalit. She was sent to Rajawadi hospital where she was declared brought dead. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
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One of the most tragic victims of the collapsed was a 3-month-old baby, V Renuka Lalit. She was sent to Rajawadi hospital where she was declared brought dead. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has assured that the affected and aggrieved people get proper relief and rehabilitation as soon as possible. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
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BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has assured that the affected and aggrieved people get proper relief and rehabilitation as soon as possible. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
Two of those rescued were firefighters Ganesh Khandge and his associate, who were trapped in the debris and suffered suffocation due to a gas leak while trying to rescue a woman. PTI
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Two of those rescued were firefighters Ganesh Khandge and his associate, who were trapped in the debris and suffered suffocation due to a gas leak while trying to rescue a woman. PTI
Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar visited the site of the accident on Tueaday. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fanavis and state housing minister Prakash Mehta also came to take stock of the rescue operations late on Tuesday night. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar visited the site of the accident on Tueaday. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fanavis and state housing minister Prakash Mehta also came to take stock of the rescue operations late on Tuesday night. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
Mumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta announced an inquiry into the cause of the incident, adding that the report will be submitted within 15 days. Firstpost/ Sanjay Sawant
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Mumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta announced an inquiry into the cause of the incident, adding that the report will be submitted within 15 days. Firstpost/ Sanjay Sawant
A BMC report has revealed that there are over 791 dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, which is a cause for concern for citizens still residing in many of them. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
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A BMC report has revealed that there are over 791 dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, which is a cause for concern for citizens still residing in many of them. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
Congress has alleged that Shitap was planning to run a guest house in the building. Shitap was later detained under sections 304(2), 336 and 338 of the IPC. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale
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Congress has alleged that Shitap was planning to run a guest house in the building. Shitap was later detained under sections 304(2), 336 and 338 of the IPC. Firstpost/ Sachin Gokhale