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Last Updated : Jul 31, 2016 12:50 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi, 6 dead

The two-storey structure at Gaibi Nagar under Shanti Nagar police station limits in the town crashed at around 9.30 AM, Bhiwandi tehsildar Vaishali Lambate said.


At least six people were killed and several others injured when a building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra.


The two-storey structure at Gaibi Nagar under Shanti Nagar police station limits in the town crashed at around 9.30 AM, Bhiwandi tehsildar Vaishali Lambate said.


About 7-8 families were residing in the building. Firemen and policemen rushed to the site. It was not known immediately known if people were still trapped in the debris, police said.

Nine of the injured were rushed to Thane Civil Hospital where they were being treated for their injuries, an official said, adding that one person has been admitted to a hospital in Bhiwandi.


District Collector Dr Mahendra Kalyankar rushed to the site to supervise the relief and rescue operation. Heavy rains were affecting the rescue operation, officials said.


It was yet to be ascertained whether the structure was in the list of dangerous buildings, sources said.


Following the heavy rainfall since early this morning, many low lying areas were waterlogged in Thane city and surrounding areas.

Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, after visiting the disaster control cell, issued a warning to residents of the city not to step out of their houses unless it was absolutely essential.

First Published on Jul 31, 2016 12:50 pm
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