Five killed, eight injured after building collapses in Mumbai's Ghatkpopar

Posted July 26, 2017

Of the rescued, four are being treated at Rajawadi hospital, four are in stable condition at Shantiniketan hospital and three have been given OPD treatment. The rescue operation was underway to rescue the trapped families out of there.

Eyewitnesses said in the morning they heard a loud sound, similar to that of lightning as the building came down in a massive heap of rubble.

Building collapses are common in India, especially during the annual monsoon season which usually runs from late June to September. According to officials, the building figured on the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation's list of unsafe buildings and had been served an evacuation notice six months ago. Identified in a structural audit by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, a DNA report states that such buildings were given permission for redevelopment. I have checked all hospitals, but they are nowhere", says Lalit Upadhyay2.44pm: "One more resident succumbs to injuries2.20pm: "Rescue work is still on. The traffic from LBS Road was diverted to the Eastern Express highway due to this development.

The residents of the four-storey building that collapsed on Tuesday in Mumbai's Ghatkopar have alleged that the mishap took place because of the renovation work being carried out at the first floor. "The entire ground and four floored residential building collapsed".

The city has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.

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After visiting the spot, Congress leader and MLA Naseem Khan said prima facie BMC has failed to curb the ongoing adjustment in the building.

In 2009, the civic body had allowed change of use for the ground floor to be used as a nursing home, said assistant municipal commissioner Bhagyashree Kapse.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the incident, according to Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. "We will not spare anyone found guilty", Fadnavis added.

The building in at 10 Mirror Street under Taltala police station, Kolkata collapsed at 12.45, a police officer said.

A BMC report reveals that there are over 791 dilapidated buildings in Mumbai.