Mumbai Building Collapse: 14 Killed, Probe Ordered


Update: The death toll in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar building collapse on Wednesday has risen to 14. As many as 30 others have been injured.

Update: The death toll rises to 8.

Update: After four people were killed including a three-month-old baby following a deadly building collapse in Ghatkopar, Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta announced an investigation into the matter and assured to take action in this matter.

Maharashtra: At least three people were killed and 30 were trapped after a residential building in Ghatkopar collapsed Tuesday morning. Fourteen fire tenders and two rescue vans have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway at the site of the ground plus four storeyed building ‘Saidarshan’, Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale said.

Nine people have been rescued so far and have rushed to a hospital. The building is located on LBS Road, near Shreyas Cinema in Ghatkopar West. The Mumbai Fire Brigade has declared it as a major incident.

Rahangdale also said that the civic body’s control room received a call at around 10.43 am about the accident.

PTI quoted Rahangdale as saying: “Our rescue team, fire brigade jawans and other senior officials of the BMC have also reached the spot. The rescue work is going on a war-footing.”