Thane Building Collapse: 1 Dead, 17 Feared Trapped

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Thane: A portion of a building was reported to have collapsed in Thane’s Bhiwandi on Friday morning. The collapse has left one person dead and five injured. At least 17 people are suspected to be trapped under the debris.

According to initial information, two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed on the site to carry out rescue operation. A green corridor was enabled for mobilisation of NDRF teams.

The collapse occurred around 9 am, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam told reporters here. “Body of Ruksana Khan was pulled out from the debris and five others were rescued and admitted to the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital here,” Nikam told PTI over phone.

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Nikam also said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have started rescue and relief operation along with fire-brigade personnel from Bhiwandi, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan civic bodies.