Bhiwandi building collapse: Child pulled out alive from rubble
A three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area of Bhiwandi on Monday morning.Updated: Sep 21, 2020, 10:20 IST
A child was among the 11 people rescued by a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday from under the debris of a collapsed building in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi.
The three-storey building collapsed in the Patel Compound area of Bhiwandi on Monday morning, leaving at least eight people dead and several injured. The incident took place between 3 am to 3.30am.
“The death toll has gone up to ten in Bhiwandi building collapse. Five more people have been rescued,” an official of the Thane Municipal Corporation was quoted as saying by ANI.
The building, which had 24 flats, was more than 30 years old, according to Pankaj Ashiya, commissioner of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC).
“There is no confirmation on how many of the flats were occupied. Around 50-100 residents are fear trapped under the debris. The team has managed to pull out 11 residents alive while ten died. The building is more than 30 year old and we had served notice to the owner and residents recently,” he said.
Twenty people were rescued by locals earlier. Operations are underway to pull the trapped residents out.