Chimney of Mumbai bakery collapses on labourers, 3 dead, one critical
The bakery was built more than 30 years ago. The Mumbai civic body’s report will tell reveal if the building was dilapidatedmumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2017 18:20 IST
After a week of heavy rain, the 10-foot-high chimney of an old bakery collapsed on five labourers in Jogeshwari (West) on Saturday night, said the police. Three labourers were killed and one critically hurt.
The Oshiwara police said the incident took place at 10 pm at the Aqsa Bake & Bite bakery on the southbound stretch of SV Road near Bank of Baroda.
As the labourers were homeless, they would sleep at the bakery after their work was completed, said the police.
Kismat Shakur Ali, 24, and Jitendra Harijan, 24, died before there were admitted to a hospital. Teji Murari Bhargav, 22, died while he was being treated at Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care Municipal Hospital. The police recorded a case of accidental death.
Raju Bhargo, 20, suffered serious head injuries and is currently critical. Another labourer, Haji Mula Islam Mansoori, 45, suffered minor injuries.
“The bakery was built more than 30 years ago. The civic body’s report will tell us if the building was dilapidated. We will take action after we receive the report,” said an officer from the Oshiwara police station.
Bilal Khan and Akil Khan, who own the premises, had rented it to men identified as Aslam and Javed.
First Published: Jul 23, 2017 17:53 IST