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Building collapse toll rises to 21 in Mumbai

india Updated: Aug 14, 2008 15:30 IST
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A woman who was injured on Wednesday during the collapse of a portion of the four-storey building 'Dutt Niwas', succumbed to injuries in the wee hours on Thursday, taking the toll to 21, hospital sources said.

The victim, identified as Sushila Chaurasia (42), is the seventh member of the Chaurasia family who was killed in the mishap.

Of the 26 injured, seven have been discharged while the remaining are undergoing treatment in J J hospital.

The body of a woman which had not been identified till Wednesday has been identified onn Thursday as Pinki Salunkhe (30).

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) in 2007 had directed all the tenants of the building to evict their houses due to its dilapidated condition.

However, the tenants did not co-operate with the development authority to conduct repairs and negotiations were on, a MHADA spokesperson said.