Mumbai’s Dongri building collapse highlights: One woman rescued from debris

A part of four-storey building, which is believed to be 100 years old, collapsed in south Mumbai’s Dongri area on Tuesday morning around 11:40 am. At least 14 people have been declared dead, and many are still feared to be trapped under the debris. The NDRF officials confirmed the rise in the death toll on Wednesday and said the rescue operation is still underway. While rescuing people trapped in the rubble of Kesarbai building in south Mumbai’s Dongri area, bringing machines to the spot is one of major challenges being faced as JCB machine cannot enter the overcrowded area due to narrow lanes.Follow updates here:

Rescuers conduct search operation at the site of the collapsed four-storey Kesarbai building at Dongri in Mumbai, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.(PTI)
Rescuers conduct search operation at the site of the collapsed four-storey Kesarbai building at Dongri in Mumbai, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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01:25 pm IST

Woman rescued from building debris

A woman was rescued on Wednesday from under the debris of the building that collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri a day earlier, reports AFP. However, her two children, who were also pulled out along with her, did not survive, officials said.

“We rescued 28-year-old Alima Indrasi with her two children early on Wednesday morning,” National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) spokesman Sachidanand Gawde told AFP.

“She has sustained injuries but is undergoing treatment and her children did not survive,” said Gawde.

01:13 pm IST

Death toll rises to 14: NDRF

The death toll in the building collapse incident in south Mumbai’s Dongri area has gone up to 14, the NDRF said on Wednesday: PTI.

According to NDRF spokesperson Sachindanand Gawdee, so far, 14 people -- seven men, four women and three children --lost their lives. Nine others, who were injured in the incident, were being provided medical treatment.

Meanwhile, rescue-and-search operations, which continued throughout Tuesday night, were on for those trapped under the debris.

12:11 pm IST

CM calls meeting to discuss Dongri building collapse incident

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has called a meeting today to discuss the building collapse in Dongri. :ANI

Housing Minister RV Patil and officers from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra Housing&Area Development Authority,&other concerned departments will attend the meeting.

10:29 am IST

Compensation of Rs 5 Lakh for the next of kin of the deceased: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces compensation of Rs 5 Lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured, and all medical expenses of the injured to be borne by the state government.

09:45 am IST

Best of medical care is being given to all victims: Girish Mahajan

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister, Girish Mahajan, said, “There are a lot of challenges in the rescue operations, such as narrow lanes, no place for machinery to enter and evacuate debris. The locals are helping a lot by carrying injured to ambulances or evacuating debris. This is a 100 year old building. A notice was sent to the building in 2017, as it was found delapidated. BMC has more details and will be given out shortly. The best of medical care is being given to all victims.”

09:20 am IST

Collapse of building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing: PM Modi

 

09:10 am IST

Priyanka Vadra Gandhi condoles loss of lives, slams lack of timely action

Condoling the loss of lives, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “I pray for the well-being of the people trapped inside the collapsed four-storey building. My condolences are with the families. Congress workers are requested to help in the rescue operation. This is the third incident which has recently happened. Why was the action not taken on time?” she said.

09:00 am IST

Death toll rises to 13, rescue operation underway

Death toll rises to 13, confirms BMC officials

08:49 am IST

Bodies of two minors recovered from under debris

Bodies of two minors recovered from under debris at Kesarbhai building collapse site in Mumbai, reports news agency ANI.

08:27 am IST

Portion of building that collapsed is unauthorised: Official

Mumbai Building Repair & Reconstruction Board (a unit of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority) on Kesarbhai building collapse: The portion of Kesarbhai building that collapsed is unauthorised.

08:26 am IST

NDRF carries out search operation with the help of sniffer dogs

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carries out search operation with the help of sniffer dogs, at Kesarbhai building collapse site.

 

08:23 am IST

Building collapse felt like a quake: Locals recall

An eyewitness said the building collapse felt like a quake. Locals felt the vibrations and before they could understand what was happening, a part of four-storey building collapsed, killing and injuring many. Dozens are still feared to be trapped under the debris.

08:20 am IST

Fire brigade vacates adjoining buildings

A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri area on Tuesday. Locals reported the incident at 11:40 am as fire tenders and a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were rushed to Tandel street in Abdul Hamid Durga area. The adjoining buildings,which are in a dilapidated condition, have been vacated by the Mumbai fire brigade.

08:17 am IST

Search operation continued overnight

Search operation continued overnight as the rescuers have been clearing the debris manually. The JCB machine cannot enter the spot due to narrow lanes.

08:14 am IST

Death toll rises to 12, many still feared trapped

At least 12 people have been declared dead, 23 have been rescued in Mumbai’s Dongri building collapse.

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