Building sinks in Ulhasnagar a day after the residents were evacuated

The residents were evacuated on August 12, after the doors of their flats were jammed. However, they were rescued by the fire brigade officials and no casualties have been reported

  • Building sinks in Ulhasnagar a day after the residents were evacuated
  • Building sinks in Ulhasnagar a day after the residents were evacuated
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A day after the residents were forcibly evacuated from Mahak Apartment, the building in Ulhasnagar collapsed on August 13, Tuesday. The building situated on Ulhasnagar’s link road collapsed at around 10:00 am.

The incident happened a day after the residents from Room No. 102 were rescued by the officials who realised that the building had begun sinking on August 12, Monday. 

The situation came to notice after a resident’s door got locked and the fellow residents called the fire brigade. Upon inspection, the officials learned that a pillar had crumbled, causing the door to be locked. Following which, the residents were asked to evacuate the structure immediately.

The officials had to break the door open to ensure the people could get out.

We were evacuated yesterday morning. After which, neighbouring building had also recently been evacuated. No interim arrangement for the residents has been made. Everyone is on their own,” Suresh Hinduja, a resident told Mumbai Live.

Meanwhile, the residents were asked to leave the building and quickly collect their personal belongings. They were escorted by the fire brigade officials to take their personal belongings out. Meanwhile, the assistant municipal commissioner, Ganesh Shimpi said that the building had crumbled despite not being on the list of ‘dangerous buildings’.

Thanks to the awareness, none of the 31 families faced any injuries. The crumbled structure, Mahak Apartment located on Link Road 3 was built in 1995. 

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