Maharashtra building collapse: Two dead, five injured in Bhiwandi, rescue operations ongoing

NDRF was immediately pressed into action which rescued three people from the debris and shifted them to a nearby hospital.

Published: 24th August 2019 07:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2019 11:13 AM   |  A+A-

Rescue operations continue at the building collapse site in Bhiwandi.

Rescue operations continue at the building collapse site in Bhiwandi. (Photo | ANI)


BHIWANDI: The death 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).

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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