242 Killed, 818 Injured In Over 2900 Building Collapse Incidents In Mumbai Between 2013-18: RTI

The Right To Information (RTI) that was filed by activist Shakeel Ahmed Sheikh.

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According to a recent Right To Information (RTI) that was filed by activist Shakeel Ahmed Sheikh, it was revealed that as many as 242 people were killed and 818 were injured in over 2,900 incidents of building collapse in Mumbai between 2013 and 2018. 

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According to the RTI, 101 people were killed in 2013, 21 in 2014, 15 people were killed in 2015 and 2018. Whereas, 24 and 66 people were killed in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As stated by the civic authorities, 499 buildings were listed under the 'C1 category' as dangerous and were supposed to be vacated and demolished. Whereas, only 68 have been vacated to date. 

In 2014, Bombay High Court (HC) had ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to identify the dangerous buildings and cut off the electricity supply if the residents refuse to vacate it.  Kesarbai building in Dongri was also listed under the 'C1 Category' in October 2017. The building collapse in Dongri resulted in 13 deaths and 9 people are injured.  

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