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Mumbai: 10 killed, over 20 feared trapped after 3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi

At least 10 people lost their lives and as many as 20 to 25 people are feared trapped after a three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area in Bhiwandi near Mumbai early this morning.

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Mumbai Updated on: September 21, 2020 10:14 IST
Mumbai: 8 died, 20 to 25 feared trapped after 3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi
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Mumbai: 8 died, 20 to 25 feared trapped after 3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi

At least 10 people lost their lives and as many as 20 to 25 people are feared trapped after a three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area in Bhiwandi near Mumbai early this morning. The incident happened at around 3:40 am while the residents were asleep. The dead children include a two-year-old, a civic official said. 

20 people have been rescued by locals. At least 20-25 people are feared to be trapped, ANI reported citing the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot. NDRF DG S N Pradhan said the teams were using a canine squad to search persons trapped in the debris.

Personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) were seen pulling out the boy, Ubed Quraishi, from the debris and feeding him water. e has been rushed to a nearby hospital

"The number of deaths have risen to eight in Bhiwandi building collapse incident. Five more people have been rescued," Thane Municipal Corporation PRO was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi offers condolences to bereaved families.

"Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected," PM tweeted.

Bhiwandi is a powerloom town around 10 km from Thane. The building had 40 flats and around 150 persons lived in it, an official said.

A portion of the building collapsed and many occupants were trapped in the debris of the collapsed building, a Thane Municipal Corporation official said.

The building was not in the list of dilapidated structures of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, he said.

An eyewitness said local residents rushed to the spot immediately after the collapse and helped pull out some persons from the debris. The power supply to the locality was snapped as a precautionary measure, the official said, adding the injured have been admitted to local hospitals

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