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Portion of a building collapses in Ulhasnagar; five deaths reported

It is said that this structure was not in the list of dilapidated buildings and officials are finding out if the structural audit of Mohini Palace was conducted. Moreover, the construction of the building was also reported to be weak.

Portion of a building collapses in Ulhasnagar; five deaths reported
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In an incident reported on Saturday, May 15, 2021, a total of five people lost their lives in Ulhasnagar when the slab of a residential building collapsed in the afternoon. As per reports, the deceased includes a Milind Parche, a 12-year-old boy as well. Others have been identified as  Aishvarya Haresh Dotwal (23), Haresh Dotwal (40), Sandhya Haresh Dotwal (40) and Savitri Parche (60).

It is said that the incident occurred at the four-storeyed Mohini Palace building in Ulhasnagar, and the slab of the top floor collapsed at 1.40 pm. Several people were also injured in the collapse and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. A total of 16 people were in the building when the incident was reported. 

ANI shared the information on Twitter. A few hours later the team shared an update that read, "Rescuers recover 5 dead bodies from the debris after a portion of a building collapsed in Ulhasnagar area, says Thane Municipal Corporation."

Talking about the same, Yuvraj Badhane, PRO of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, said that this structure was not in the list of dilapidated buildings and officials are finding out if the structural audit of Mohini Palace was conducted. Besides this, officials reported that the construction of the building was not strong as it was built using sand. 

Upon knowing the same, rescue teams from Thane were sent to the spot along with the National Disaster Response Force, who took out five people from the debris. They were announced dead on arrival at the hospital. Report released by the fire brigade officials said that as the slab fell, the floor of the top-most flat collpased, crashing down to the ground floor. Three out of the four people from Dotwal family, living in the top floor, passed away. Besides this, two out of the four members from the Parche family living on the first floor also succumbed.

Soon after the incident, Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde, announced a compensation of INR 5 lakh which will be given to the the families of the members who passed away. After visiting the location, he also called for an inquiry.

Civic body data revealed that Mohini Palace had a total of nine flats, and was constructed in 1994. The building also has seven shops.

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