Four Storey Building Collapses in Dongri; Death Toll Reaches 14

The incident occurred at 11:40 am on Tuesday, July 16

Four Storey Building Collapses in Dongri; Death Toll Reaches 14

A major part of a four-storey building called 'Kesarbai' in Dongri collapsed at 11:40 am on Tuesday, July 16. It is expected that around 40-50 people are trapped under the debris. The building is located on Tandel street at Abdul Hamid Durga in Dongri. 

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Fire Brigade, NDRF, police and ambulance tams have rushed to the spot. As the building was in a congested area, it is feared that there can be a serious loss of property and life. Majority of women and kids are feared to be trapped. Housing Minister Vikhe Patil claimed that 12 people have died in the incident. Around 18 people who were injured have been taken to J.J. Hospital.

The building was going to go for redevelopment in 2012 but it got delayed because of the builder. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, 

The building was 100 years old and wasn't included in the list of 'dangerous buildings in Mumbai'. The building was going to go under redevelopment by the builder.  

MHADA has claimed that the building doesn't come under MHADA and it cannot be held responsible. 

BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi reached the spot and said that there is a possibility of more people being alive under the debris and they should be rescued as soon as possible. 

The death toll has reached 13 including 5 minors. 

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis offers ₹5 lakhs to the kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 to the injured.

More information is awaited.  Follow the live updates at- Dongri Building Collapse Live Updates

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