Bhiwandi: Two dead after ‘most dangerous’ building collapses

Bhiwandi building collapse: An elderly couple lost their life on early Sunday when the two-storey building collapsed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2016 2:21 pm
bhiwandi, maharashtra, building collapse, bhiwandi building, maharashtra building, bhiwandi building collapse, maharashtra building collapse, hanuman tekri, hanuman tekri building Locals gather at the building collapse area to help. ANI photo

An elderly couple was killed and six others injured when Bhiwandi’s two-storey building, which was declared as “most dangerous” by municipal authorities, collapsed early Sunday morning. Eight injured persons were pulled out from the debris of the collapsed building, located on Khadan Road in Hanuman Tekadi locality. The building’s owner Sajjanlal Mahadev Gupta (60) and his wife Satyawati Sajjan Gupta (55), succumbed to their injuries at a hospital, Resident Deputy Collector Vandana Suryavanshi said.

According to PTI, seven to eight people are feared to be buried under the debris while four have been rescued so far. Fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue work is going on. Locals were also seen trying to help the those trapped under the debris.

The disaster control teams from Thane and Kalyan were rushed to the spot immediately upon receiving an alert, while local firemen were also pressed into action. An NDRF team has reached the powerloom town and is carrying out rescue operations with the help of local agencies, Suryavanshi said. On getting information about the building collapse, Municipal Commissioner E Ravinderan and local tehsildar Vaishali Lambate also rushed to the scene and supervised the rescue operations.

Fire tenders rushed to the accident site. ANI photo Fire tenders rushed to the accident site. ANI photo

According to a spokesman of the Bhiwandi civic body, the building occupants were earlier served evacuation notices, following which two of the around 5-6 families residing there vacated the place while the others stayed back. The water connection to the building was snapped when the occupants had refused to vacate and the power supply was also going to be cut soon, the spokesman said. On July 31, a two-storey residential building had crashed amid heavy rains claiming eight lives, including that of four children and three women, while 10 others were injured.

With PTI and ANI inputs

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  1. S
    Aug 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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    1. Mayur Panghaal
      Aug 7, 2016 at 11:22 am
      But nobody dare to demolish illegal buildings.If they do,all sorts of nautanki will start by occupants.What a state of the country.Only god can do something.
      1. Mayur Panghaal
        Aug 7, 2016 at 11:23 am
        Maharashtra govt is now planning to bring a law to legalize all illegal constructions before 2015.Believe it or not !! What a country this is !!
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          Carol Rivenbark
          Aug 7, 2016 at 10:50 am
          Prayers from USA for the victims and their families.
          1. P
            Aug 7, 2016 at 10:37 am
            So come and slit the throat of this sick person.
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