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Two building collapses in 24 hours: 1 dead; 3 hurt

india Updated: Jul 06, 2009 02:19 IST
Bhavika Jain
Bhavika Jain
Hindustan Times
season’s first heavy showers

The season’s first heavy showers saw two building collapses in the island city, early on Sunday.

Two old buildings in a half-kilometre radius in Zaveri Bazaar collapsed, leaving one dead and three injured.

Both the buildings were unoccupied as they have been on the state’s ‘dangerous’ list for two years; the casualties were people on the street.

“We finished eating our food and lay down. I was asleep and woke to a heavy slab falling on me.

My other two friends lost consciousness. We were all bleeding,” said Arjun Khandal, who has been admitted to GT Hospital.

In Ghatkopar, a boundary wall of a building fell on three women walking by and injuring them, while a first-floor balcony of Melhji Vallabhai chawl in Dadar collapsed.