Mumbai Building Collapse: Two incidents of house collapse in Mumbai in 24 hours

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Mumbai Building Collapse: Two incidents of house collapse in Mumbai in 24 hours- At least 13 people have died in two separate incidents of house collapse in Mumbai in the last 24 hours due to heavy rains. It also includes eight children. One incident is from suburban area Dahisar and the other from Malwani. Twelve people, including eight children, were killed and seven others were injured when a three-storey building collapsed on a one-storey house adjacent to two floors of a three-storey building in Mumbai’s Malvani area late on Wednesday night. At the same time, one person died due to house collapse in Dahisar on Thursday evening.

The incident took place at around 11.15 pm on Wednesday night at New Collector’s Compound of Abdul Hameed Road in Malvani area of ​​suburban Malad, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said. Police said the dilapidated building was constructed illegally. It had suffered a lot in Cyclone Toute, which passed close to the Mumbai coast last month. Police said his contractor has been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The Maharashtra government announced an assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the house collapse, while the central government would give them an additional Rs 2 lakh each.

8 children among the dead

Municipal officials had earlier told that the one-storey house had collapsed and now informed about the collapse of three-storey building. Santosh Dhonde, the acting ward officer of P-North ward of the city, said that the second and third floors of the three-storey building fell on a nearby one-storey house. A BMC official said that personnel of the fire brigade and other agencies immediately reached the spot and launched a rescue-search operation. He said that eight children and four adults were killed in the accident. Seven others were injured and one of them is in critical condition. The injured were taken out of the rubble and admitted to a nearby hospital.

identity of the dead

The deceased have been identified as Sahil Sarfaraz Syed (9), Arifa Sheikh (9), Shafiq Mohammad Salim Siddiqui (45), Tauseef Shafiq Siddiqui (15), Alisha Shafiq Siddiqui (10), Alfisa Shafiq Siddiqui (one and a half years), Afina Shafiq Siddiqui. (6), Ishrat Bano Shafiq Siddiqui (40), Rahisa Banu Rafique Siddiqui (40), Tahees Shafiq Siddiqui (12), John Eranna (13) and a 60-year-old man as Sardar. According to municipal and fire department officials, some more people may also be trapped under the debris and the search is on for them.

Accident due to flaws in the structure

According to the BMC, the collapsed building was located on the collector’s land and its owner had got permission from the collector’s office during the construction of the permanent structure, while Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nangre Patil told reporters that the construction of the building was illegal. manner and there were serious flaws in its structure. The case against construction contractor Ramzan Nabi Sheikh, his owner Rafiq Siddiqui (who lost nine of his family members) and others under sections 304(2), 336, 337, 338 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, the police official said. Has been recorded.

contractor arrested in malwani

Additional Commissioner of Police (Northern Zone) Dilip Sawant said that after the incident, the police arrested Malwani resident contractor Ramzan Sheikh (34) for questioning and later arrested. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief to the families of those killed in the incident and wished the injured a speedy recovery. Along with this, he announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in this accident and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.

PM Modi expressed grief

According to a tweet made by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi said, ‘Saddened by the deaths due to the collapse of a structure in West Malad, Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I wish the injured a speedy recovery. In another tweet, the PMO said that the Prime Minister has given an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each for the families of those killed in this accident and 50-50 thousand rupees for the injured. declare.

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