3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi, 1 dead, 20 feared trapped

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One person died and three others injured on Friday after a portion of a three-story building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane district.

3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi, 1 dies, 20 feared trapped. Courtesy: ANI news

It is said that the residential building housed 14 families. NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot. Rescue operations are on.

According to a private TV report, 20 people are feared to be trapped in debris.

The collapse occurred around 9 am, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam told reporters here.

"Body of Ruksana Khan was pulled out from the debris and five others were rescued and admitted to the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital here," Nikam told PTI over the phone.

Bhiwandi is a part of the Thane district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division, located 20 km to the north-east of Mumbai and 15 km to the north-east of Thane city. Known for its textile industry, Bhiwandi has the largest number of Power looms in the country and is dubbed as 'The Manchester of India'.

(More details are awaited)

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