A portion of the 70-year-old building, which housed around 14 families, collapsed in Bhindi Bazar area of the city yesterday. Most of the work of removal of debris has been completed, the sources added. Among the people who lost their lives in the incident, majority were women and children.
Police have filed a negligence complaint against the landlord of the building, Bharat Jain, and further investigations are on. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) repairing board had issued a danger notice to the tenants since 2006. In May, they pasted a notice announcing this at the entrance of building.