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Two dead after community toilet collapses in Mumbai’s Bhandup area

A few people who were trapped under the debris were rescued by fire brigade personnel.

mumbai Updated: Apr 28, 2018 17:34 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Rescue operation underway in Mumbai’s Bhandup where two people died after the wall and roof of a community toilet collapsed on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Two people on Saturday died after the wall and roof of a community toilet at a chawl collapsed in suburban Bhandup, police said.

The incident happened at around 6am Saturday and police officials identified the two deceased as Lobaben Jetwa (42) and Babulal Dewase (45).

“A few people who were trapped under the debris were rescued by fire brigade personnel. Two of them were seriously injured and were rushed to hospital but they died while undergoing treatment,” said Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone VII.

He said that a case of accidental death had been registered and further investigation into the cause of the toilet collapse was underway.

First Published: Apr 28, 2018 17:34 IST