Ten people die as decades-old building collapses in Bhiwandi

   By Power Corridors ,  21-Sep-2020
Ten people die as decades-old building collapses in Bhiwandi

In a tragic incident in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, at least 10 people were killed and several injured after an old three-storey residential building collapsed early on Monday even as 19 people were rescued from the rubble

In a tragic incident in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, at least 10 people were killed and several injured after an old three-storey residential building collapsed early on Monday even as 19 people were rescued from the rubble.

A four-year-old boy was rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts. Officials of NDRF said 29 people were pulled out from the debris and that 10 among them were dead and 19 alive.

The building collapsed in the Patel Compound area of the city. The injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Prime Minister Modi, in a tweet, expressed his grief to the families of the victims of the collapse and assured that all necessary help will be given to the affected.

“Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected,” PM Modi tweeted.

Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 21, 2020

The 43-year-old Jhilani Building collapsed at around 3:40am on Monday. It had 40 flats and housed around 150 people.

The teams were using a canine squad to search persons trapped in the debris, PTI reported NDRF director general SN Pradhan as saying.






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