Malad Wall Collapse: Death Toll Increases To 30

On Tuesday, July 16 another person who has been identified as Abhijit Gade succumbed to his injuries in Nair Hospital.

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On July 1, amid heavy rainfall, a compound wall had collapsed in Pimpripada in Malad East which killed 29 people and left 120 injured. The wall was constructed in November 2017 and the locals alleged that the wall collapsed because of the flaw in the construction as not a single hole was made in the wall for the rainwater to pass and the heavy rainfall generated water pressure which led to its collapse. 

The injured people had been admitted to various hospitals. On Tuesday, July 16 another person who has been identified as Abhijit Gade succumbed to his injuries at Nair Hospital with the death toll now being increased at 30. 

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BMC has further appointed a special team for a thorough investigation which includes alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), Veermata Jijamata Technological Institute (VJTI) and senior officials of the hydraulic engineering department. They have been asked to submit a report within 15 days. 

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had visited the hospital and stated that an enquiry has been set up in this matter. 

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