A four-storied overcrowded building in Mumbai’s Dongri locality collapsed due to overcrowding. Ten people have been reported dead while many are feared trapped in the debris.
A four-storied Mumbai’s overcrowded Dongri locality building collapsed and took lives of 10 people. Nine people have been reported injured.
The incident took place on 16 July at 11:30 a.m. The top two portions of the 90-year-old building known as Kesarbhai located in Dongri Street, Nishanpada had almost worn down.
Near about 20 families were residing in the building that was owned by the Bai H.R. Allo Paroo Trust. Police are suspecting that there could be more people trapped under the building.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has claimed that the building was governed by MHADA under the cessed structure. But MHADA refuted the claim and said that the building is under the control of the private trust and was given to various individual tenants.
In order to rescue the trapped people, rescue operations were carried out initially by the local people as it became difficult for fire and rescue team to reach on time due to overcrowded and tightly congested lanes and houses.
The rescue team visited the site with eight fire engines, two rescue vans, quick response vehicle, 18 ambulances and around 150 BMC and private labourers.
The National Disaster Force (NDRF) also brought sniffer dogs and 93 Jawans for the rescue operation. Nine people were rescued from the debris but it was suspected that many more could be trapped in the debris.
The chief fire officer, Prabhat Rahangdale, has said that this rescue operation is considered as most difficult one in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown his condolences on Twitter to the families of the people who lost their lives.