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Raigad building collapse: 1 dead, over 50 still trapped as 5-storey building collapses in Mahad

Building collapse in Raigad: The five-storey building in Mahad collapsed on August 24 evening at Raigad’s Mahad city.

August 24, 2020 / 11:15 PM IST

A five-storey building collapsed at Mahad in Maharashtra’s Raigad district around 6.50 pm on August 24 killing one person and injuring several others. Around 50 persons are still feared to be trapped under the debris.

Three teams of five BN National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Pune have reached the spot to carry out rescue operations. According to a Hindustan Times report, 25 persons have been rescued.

Manikrao Jajtap, ex-MLA, Mahad, said: “We have already initiated the evacuation work with earth moving machines. In the initial first two hours, we were able to bring out 25 persons."

Raigad district collector Nidhi Chaudhari informed that initially, only the top three floors of the 10-year-old multi-storey building had collapsed.

The incident occurred when a G+4 building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Raigad’s Mahad city.
Home Minister Amit Shah has informed that he has spoken to the NDRF DG and asked them to provide all possible assistance.

Earlier on August 24, a 50-year-old house had collapsed in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, in which one person was killed and four injured.
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first published: Aug 24, 2020 08:06 pm

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