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:
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
Dongri building collapse incident: 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. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/uSaAob0OEk— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019
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
Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra Government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations & assisting those in need: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 16, 2019
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 officials08:49 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
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. pic.twitter.com/XfnbfpTkD3— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
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.