• Friday, Oct 30, 2020
  • Last Update : 10:21 pm

Toll in India building collapse rises to 20

  • Published at 11:49 am September 22nd, 2020
India Building collapse
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials search for survivors as people help clear the rubble after a three-storey building collapsed, in Bhiwandi, on the outskirts of Mumbai on September, 21 2020 Reuters

The police said the authorities have managed to rescue 23 people trapped under the debris so far

The toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rose to 20 on Tuesday, after more bodies were recovered from the wreckage overnight, ANI reported citing the municipal corporation. Eight children are among those who died in the accident.

Two civic officials were suspended in connection with the collapse and a case was filed against the building owner. Bhiwandi District Commissioner of Police Rajkumar Shinde said the owner, identified as Sayyed Jilani, was charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, based on a complaint by civic officials. Jilani is yet to be arrested, he added.

An inquiry committee was also set up to look into the accident. The panel will include the assistant town planner of Bhiwandi, Shinde said.

The police said the authorities have managed to rescue 23 people trapped under the debris so far. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force and personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force are leading the rescue operation.

The 43-year-old building, which had 40 flats, collapsed on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday while many of the residents were asleep. But it was not immediately clear what caused the apartment building to collapse. The apartment complex, located at Narpoli’s Patel Compound near Dhamankar Naka, was not in the list of dilapidated structures of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, according to the civic body.

An unidentified civic official told PTI that the building was served two notices – one in 2019 and another in February – over alleged irregularities, but the residents did not leave as the rent there was very low.

The Maharashtra government on Monday announced a compensation of $6800 to the relatives of each of the deceased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the building collapse and said all possible assistance was being provided to the affected.

50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail