Building crashes, kills minor girl
A six-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday when the roof of a building collapsed in Mumbai, officials said.mumbai Updated: Jun 09, 2010 12:49 IST
A six-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday when the roof of a building collapsed in Mumbai, officials said.
Phagun Gohil was crushed to death when the slab of a balcony crashed on her home in Bharat Bhuvan building in Goregaon, a north-west Mumbai suburb.
Some people, who sustained minor injuries, have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Three fire tenders were rushed for relief and rescue operations, a fire brigade official said.
Suryaprakash Shettigar, an eyewitness, said the building was over 60 years old and in a dilapidated condition.
"A majority of buildings in the locality are in a bad shape and the concerned civic authorities have turned a blind eye to them. The residents here are very angry and we don’t know what will happen when monsoon sets in full-fledged by next week," Shettigar, who lives in a neighbouring building, said.
This is the second fatal crash in Mumbai, being lashed by torrential pre-monsoon showers, since Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, two minor girls were killed when a wall crashed in the Antop Hill area of central Mumbai.