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Maharashtra: 3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi, one dead, six rescued

By Deepika

Mumbai, July 25: A construction worker died after a three-storey under-construction building collapsed in Bhiwandi's Rasulbagh in Maharashtra on Tuesday. As per the latest reports, six people have been rescued and a few others are feared to be trapped under the debris.

Building collapse

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has reached the spot. Fire brigades have also been engaged in the rescue operation.

A similar incident took place in Bhiwandi last year, where a person died and three others injured after a portion of a three-story building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane district.

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'.

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