2 killed,12 hurt in Thane building collapse

Mumbai, June 21: Two persons including an infant were killed while 12 injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Mumbra in the adjoining Thane district in the wee hours on Friday. The building, located in Mumbra locality of Thane collapsed around 2:30 am, civic sources said. Six fire tenders and ambulances have been rushed to the spot and rescue work is in progress, the sources said. NDRF and BMC teams were later sent to the spot.

According to local people, 7-8 people are still feared to be trapped under the debris. Rain was causing hindrance to the rescue operation.

Reports said an warning was issued to the residents by the local municipal authorities since it was not in a good condition. But the warning was reportedly ignored. Police sources said the building was 32-year old and probe would be held into the details behind its collapse.

The incident comes two months after another building in Mumbra collapsed, killing over 70 persons. The building, Lucky Compound was collapsed in April.


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