Bhiwindi building collapse: Six buried alive, nine injured

Published by July 31, 2016 | 3:58 pm

Mumbai: As many as six people including a woman were buried alive after a three-storey building collapsed in Bhiwindi of Mumbai on Sunday morning.

According to the sources, Kabir building, was also listed as dangerous by the Bhiwindi Municipal Corporation.

The rescue operation was underway while five bodies have been pulled out of the debris, said a police officer.

Injured were rushed to the nearest government hospital.

A team of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has also rushed to the spot, sources added.

District Collector Dr Mahendra Kalyankar rushed to the site to supervise the relief and rescue operation.

Heavy rains were affecting the rescue operation, officials said.

Following the heavy rainfall since early this morning, many low lying areas were waterlogged in Thane city and surrounding areas.

Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, after visiting the disaster control cell, issued a warning to residents of the city not to step out of their houses unless it was absolutely essential.

 

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