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Mumbai building collapse updates: Death toll rises to 14; rescue ops still underway

By Simran Kashyap
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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

Police personnel and rescue teams at the site after a four-storey building collapsed at Dongri in Mumbai

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.

Stay tuned for Mumbai building collapse Highlights:

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12:49 PM, 17 Jul
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has called a meeting to discuss yesterday's building collapse in Dongri, Mumbai. Housing Minister RV Patil & officers from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra Housing&Area Development Authority,& other concerned departments to attend the meeting
10:31 AM, 17 Jul
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces compensation of Rs 5 Lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured, and all medical expenses of the injured to be borne by the state government.
9:21 AM, 17 Jul
Bodies of two minors recovered from under debris at Kesarbhai building collapse site in Mumbai.
8:06 AM, 17 Jul
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carries out search operation with the help of sniffer dogs, at Kesarbhai building collapse site.
8:06 AM, 17 Jul
Search and rescue operation is still underway.
7:57 AM, 17 Jul
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said,''Death toll rises to 14 in the Kesarbhai building collapse incident.''
11:12 PM, 16 Jul
President of India, Ramnath Kovind, offers his condolences to the victims and their families.
8:51 PM, 16 Jul
Maharashtra state minister and MLA from Bandra West, Ashish Shelar, visited the building collapse site in Dongri today.
8:51 PM, 16 Jul
The official death total in Dongri Building Collapse is now 10.
7:28 PM, 16 Jul
Commissioner of Mumbai Police requests citizens to stay away from the collapse site to facilitate rescue operations.
7:02 PM, 16 Jul
No one cares about the life of Mumbaikers, tweets Preeti Sharma Menon, National Executive member of the Aam Aadmi Party.
6:35 PM, 16 Jul
Mumbai Police: Death toll rises to 7 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, today. 8 people have been injured in the incident, so far.
6:30 PM, 16 Jul
Former cabinet minister Suresh Prabhu offers his condolences to the victims.
6:13 PM, 16 Jul
Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Mumbai Building Collapse is very tragic. My condolences with the bereaved families and prayers for early recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are in full swing. State govt, NDRF and local authorities are doing their best to assist people in need.
6:11 PM, 16 Jul
“I pray for the well-being of the people trapped inside the collapsed four-storey building. My condolences are with the families. Congress workers are requested to help in the rescue operation. This is the third incident which has recently happened. Why was the action not taken on time?” , tweets Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Hindi.
6:07 PM, 16 Jul
Praveen Pardeshi, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner, visited the site of Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri today.
5:59 PM, 16 Jul
Mumbai Police: Death toll rises to 5 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, today. 8 people have been injured in the incident, so far.
5:44 PM, 16 Jul
Deeply anguished to learn of the #MumbaiBuildingCollapse. My condolences to the families of the victims & prayers for the early rescue and well-being of those stuck under the debris (sic), tweets Punjab CM Amarinder SIngh.
5:43 PM, 16 Jul
Dead persons have been identified as - Sabiya Nisar Shaik (Age - 25), Abdul Sattar Kalu Shaik (Age - 55), Muzamil Mansoor Salmani (Age - 15) and Saira Rehan Shaik (Age - 25).
5:40 PM, 16 Jul
Death toll rises to 4 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, Mumbai, today. 3 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations.
5:28 PM, 16 Jul
"This is unfortunately something that happens in Mumbai every year during monsoon. You will see walls collapse, there are pot holes on roads where people die, young boys fall into manholes. Mumbaikars must ask what the govt is doing," says Congress' Milind Deora.
4:58 PM, 16 Jul
Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra Government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations & assisting those in need: PM Modi.
4:32 PM, 16 Jul
The official death toll is now 3 with further 9 people getting injured. Of the 9 people injured, 8 are at the JJ hospital including 4 males, 2 female and 2 children, all stable.
4:32 PM, 16 Jul
The Dongri building collapse is really unfortunate. I have been in touch with Mayor & MC, relief work is on. Prayers for people trapped in the debris. I sincerely request residents of the building tht are declared dilapidated by @mybmc to please evacuate, not risk their lives (sic), tweets Aaditya Thackeray.
4:20 PM, 16 Jul
Death toll rises to 3 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, today. 8 people have been injured in the incident, so far.
3:49 PM, 16 Jul
“Compensation for the victims of the incident will be announced once the causes behind the collapse are clear,” says CM Fadnavis.
3:48 PM, 16 Jul
While Congress legislator Bhai Jagtap has alleged that residents had been complaining to MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority) to take prompt measures as the building was very old and in a dilapidated state, a top MHADA office-bearer denied that the building belonged to the authority, says PTI report.
3:47 PM, 16 Jul
Congress leaders Milind Deora and Bhai Jagtap arrives at the spot where four-storey residential building collapsed in congested Dongri area.
3:13 PM, 16 Jul
Mumbai building collapse:
3:05 PM, 16 Jul
"Housing Minister reaching there. Asked Minister @girishdmahajan to take care of all medical assistance. Asked to avoid crowd as there is narrow space. Currently our prime focus is on rescue efforts.After going into all details I will announce enquiry," tweeted Maharashtra CM's office.
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