Mumbai building collapse updates: Death toll rises to 14; rescue ops still underway
New Delhi, July 16: At least 14 people, including 2 women, died on Tuesday after a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri. Around nine people are said to be injured. Three NDRF teams were been rushed to help the local police in rescue operations.
The four-storey residential building, in a maze of byzantine lanes and houses clustered closely together, came down shortly before noon
Officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had put the death toll at four and the number of injured at nine. Maharashtra Housing Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil earlier said 12 to 13 people were killed, citing preliminary information.
As night fell on the city, hundreds of people continued the job of rescuing people from under the rubble of the Kesarbai building, which housed an eatery on the ground floor and was located in a bustling lane off Tandel Street.
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Sad to hear about the loss of lives due to collapse of a building in Mumbai. My condolences to the bereaved families and wishing an early recovery to those injured. Rescue efforts are on and local authorities are doing their utmost to help affected people #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 16, 2019
Extremely saddened by the building collapse in Dongri. Mumbai Police is trying its best to enable a smooth rescue operation. We request citizens to please cooperate and stay away from the spot to facilitate rescue operations.— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) July 16, 2019
Very unfortunate to know about the deaths and injuries in #DongriBuildingCollapse in #Mumbai .Condolences to the families of victims #MumbaiBuildingCollapse .Spoken to concerned authorities.Alerted our people to provide all necessary help— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) July 16, 2019