Building collapses in Bhiwandi, Two dies rescue operations underway


Mumbai: At least two people have been killed and four rescued so far after a two-storey building collapsed around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday in the Hanuman Tekri area of Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. Several people are still feared trapped under the debris. This is second incident of building collapse in the town in one week.

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Thane Municipal Corporation, Santosh Kadam told to media, "Disaster control teams from Thane and Kalyan were rushed to the spot immediately upon receiving an alert, while local firemen were also pressed into action. An NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has also been called."

According to Bhiwandi tehsildar, Vaishali Lambate the building fell under 'dangerous building' category and it was a 'very old' ground plus two-floor structure.

Occupants of the building were also served evacuation notices by the civic body, the official added.

on July 31, a two storey residential building had crashed amid heavy rains claiming nine lives, including that of four children and three women, while 10 others were injured.

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