Updated: September 21, 2020 10:41:39 am
Bhiwandi building collapse: Ten persons were killed and at least 20 others are feared trapped after a three-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi area of Thane district early on Monday. The Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation had twice earlier served the residents of the building a notice to vacate the property as it was in a dangerous condition.
#WATCH Maharashtra: A team of NDRF rescued a child from under the debris at the site of building collapse in Bhiwandi, Thane.
At least five people have lost their lives in the incident which took place earlier today. pic.twitter.com/6j90p1GloQ
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
Expressing anguish at the loss of lives, Prime Minister Narendra 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.”
The Gilani building, situated at Patel compound of Narpoli near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed at around 3.40 am, while the residents were asleep. Around 25 families were staying in the property at the time of the incident.
In Photos | Rescue operations underway at Bhiwandi building collapse site
The building is believed to be at least 40 years old.
Around 20 persons were rescued by the locals.
A team of NDRF personnel are on the spot and rescue operations are underway.
A child was also pulled from the debris and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
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