Pydhonie building collapse: toll rises to four

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Feb 17, 2013 01:02 IST

A day after a major portion of Khatija building in Pydhonie collapsed, the number of deaths in the incident rose to four. Fire officers removed the body of Rafiq Moinuddin Shaikh, 35, from the debris on Saturday.

Police have booked the landlord of the building for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and have arrested him.

A major portion of the fourth floor of the building, which was being repaired, at Nakhuda Mohalla on Narayan Dhuru Street collapsed on Friday.

While the building had been vacated, a restaurant, Burhani, was being run on the ground floor of the building on top of which the other floors came crashing.

Kamal Siddique Shaikh, 25, Balleshwar Mahanto, 26, and Imitiaz Abdul Siddiqui, 28, were declared dead on Friday. Mohammad Shaikh, 26, is under treatment.

Locals said a huge amount of construction material was piled up on the fourth floor, the weight of which the building could not withstand.

 

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