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Maharashtra Raigad Building Collapse HIGHLIGHTS: Rescue operations end after 33 hours; death toll rises to 16

Maharashtra Raigad Building Collapse Today HIGHLIGHTS: The Raigad Police has registered a case under Sections 304, 304 A, 337, 338 and 34, against five persons.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 26, 2020 1:01:50 pm
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Raigad Building Collapse HIGHLIGHTS:At least 16 people died after a building collapsed in a residential area of Mahad in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Monday. So far, 78 people have been rescued from the debris in the 33-hour-long rescue operations which ended on Wednesday.

The building, named Tarique Garden, was not more than 10 years ago. It was a ground-plus-four structure. Around 40 families resided in the building. At 6.50 pm Monday, the top three floors collapsed. Some residents managed to escape before it came down.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed to the site of the accident late Monday, to join rescue operations conducted by the local police and fire brigade. A green corridor was created from Pune to Raigad to created a swift passage for the NDRF teams.

Meanwhile, the Raigad Police Tuesday registered a case under Sections 304, 304 A, 337, 338 and 34, against five persons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said he was saddened by the incident, and prayed the injured recovered soon. “Saddened by the building collapse in Mahad, Raigad in Maharashtra. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their dear ones. I pray the injured recover soon. Local authorities and NDRF teams are at the site of the tragedy, providing all possible assistance,” he said in a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office. (Also read Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates)

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Maharashtra Raigad Building Collapse HIGHLIGHTS: 16 dead, 78 rescued; FIR against five persons; NDRF concludes rescue operations after 33 hours. Read latest news and updates below.

12:43 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Mahad Building collapse: ‘Building started developing cracks three years after it was constructed’

Tarique Gardens, which collapsed like a pack of cards in Mahad on Monday evening, was constructed only seven years ago. The residents, however, said that structural problems in the building had cropped up soon after they started moving into their new houses.

“It was mere three years since the completion of construction that the building started developing cracks,” said Tauha Chichkar, who used to reside on the fifth floor for the last four years. Chichkar and his family of four managed to escape minutes before the building collapsed. He now blames the poor quality of construction material used by the builder for the loss of 13 lives.

12:06 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Mahad Building collapse: Rescue operations end after 33 hours

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Wednesday concluded the search and rescue operations at the building collapse site at Tarique Garden in Mahad after 33 hours.

11:53 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Mahad Building collapse: Timely warning by two 5th floor residents helped save many lives

The number of fatalities in the Tarique Garden building collapse could have been a lot higher had it not been for the presence of mind shown by residents Irfan Joglikar and Aawez Chichkar, who sensed that something was amiss with the structure and warned others to evacuate the building in Mahad before it collapsed.

Irfan had rented a flat on the fifth floor of the building and moved in 45 days ago. He had just returned from work when he was told by his daughter that the building seemed to be shaking. “I did not believe her initially. However, I started feeling the vibrations too,” said Irfan, who asked his family to head into open grounds. He then went and knocked on as many apartments as he could, asking people to vacate the structure.

11:37 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Raigad building collapse: Death toll rises to 16

With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll in the building collapse incident in Raigad district rose to 16 on Wednesday. A police official said there is no likelihood of any more people buried under the rubble.

-with PTI inputs

09:48 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Mahad Building collapse: Stacked tower of debris slowed rescue efforts

Disaster experts and rescuers have a description for the Tarique Gardens crash – a “pancake collapse”. And it is one of the main reasons why it took the well-equipped National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) well over 24 hours to rescue residents trapped under the debris. Until late evening, four people were still stuck under the slabs of concrete and mortar.

In a pancake collapse, floors crash on top of each other and the debris is stacked like a pancake tower. The debris has to be removed layer by layer to reach those trapped under it.

In multi-storey buildings, a pancake collapse is regarded as one of the worst types of building disasters. Rescue experts said that it leaves no cavities for undertaking rescue missions and operations have to be carried out manually. High-tech machinery is of little use in this situation. The lack of cavities means that spaces that can protect people from the impact of the falling debris are also absent.

09:35 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Raigad building collapse: Toll 15, 4-year-old survives 19 hours in debris
Around 1 pm Tuesday, four-year-old Mohamed Bangi was pulled out of the rubble that was once Tarique Garden.

For almost 19 hours, he lay under the collapsed five-storey building, trapped in a pocket of air under a fallen pillar. Finally, around 1 pm Tuesday, four-year-old Mohamed Bangi was pulled outof the rubble that was once Tarique Garden — a face of hope for rescuers who had dug out 12 bodies since the building collapsed Monday evening.

But just 30 minutes after the boy, who suffered minor injuries, was carried out by NDRF personnel, the mood at the site in Maharashtra’s Mahad, about 170 km from Mumbai, turned dark. Rescuers had come across the lifeless body of Mohamed’s mother, 32-year-old Naushin. By 5 pm, the bodies of his two sisters — Aisha (6) and Rukaiya (2) — were also found.

According to Mohamed’s uncle Bashir Parkar, the family had moved to their village after the lockdown was imposed but returned “just a few days ago” so that Aisha could pursue her online classes with better Internet connectivity.

21:47 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Woman located by NDRF in the rubble, being extracted

Woman located by NDRF in the rubble. She is conscious and oriented, provided with water, is being carefully extricated. Doctors on stand by to monitor her condition. 

20:05 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Who’s present at the site?

The rescue operations has been going on and three teams of the NDRF were deployed to the site of the accident late Monday, to join rescue operations conducted by the local police and fire brigade. An official from NDRF said that visuals of the building denote that it was a “pancake collapse”, a term used for a fall that occurs from the top floors to the lower ones.

18:16 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Death toll rises to 12, rescue operations underway

Bodies of two minor - sisters Rukaiyya Bangi (2) and Ayesha Bangi (6) have been recovered, taking the death toll to 12. Rescue operation by the NDRF personnel is underway. The death toll in the building collapse has risen to 12 as the rescue operation by the NDRF personnel is underway. 

18:12 (IST)25 Aug 2020
What led to the collapse?

Although the investigations are still on, Raigad Collector Nidhi Choudhari suspected structural damage behind the collapse. She also added that the building was not dilapidated. Local residents said that Mahad hardly received any rainfall on Monday for it to have played a role in the building giving way.READ MORE 

16:38 (IST)25 Aug 2020
How old is the building?

Tarique Garden is estimated to be not more than 10 years old and houses over 40 families. Eyewitnesses said the building, began shaking with some residents managing to rush out before it collapsed. The building had two wings A and B. Residents of the B wing came out in time and were unhurt, while some from the A wing also got out in time.

Of the 97 people who lived in the building, 78 have been rescued till this morning.READ MORE

16:28 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Death toll rises to 10 as more bodies recovered from debris

The death toll in the Raigad building collapse has risen to 10 as more bodies have been recovered from the debris by the rescue workers.

15:37 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Two more bodies recovered, death toll 6

Two bodies, one unidentified female and another deceased Roshan bi Deshmukh recovered by NDRF, death toll 6. 

15:20 (IST)25 Aug 2020
One more dead body recovered by NDRF, death toll 4

The NDRF personnel recovered another dead body from the debris, taking the confirmed death toll to 4 Tueday. The deceased is a 16-years-old male. 

14:12 (IST)25 Aug 2020
JUST IN | Raigad building collapse: Death toll rises to 3

Three people have died in the Raigad building collapse. The NDRF said they retrieved the body of a 30-year-old woman, identified as Nausin Nadim Bangi. Rescue operations are underway by the central agency, along with local authorities. 

14:03 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Raigad building collapse: 4-year-old survives, rushed to hospital

Four-year-old Mohamed Bangi survived in the rubble for 19 hours after the Raigad building collapse. He was rescued this afternoon has been rushed to a civil hospital.

13:16 (IST)25 Aug 2020
JUST IN | Death toll in Raigad building collapse rises to 2

At least two people have died in the Raigad building collapse. The deceased were identified as Sayyed Samir (45) and Naveed Zamane (35), the Raigad district administration said. 

13:15 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Raigad Police filed FIR against five persons

The Raigad Police has registered a case under Sections 304, 304 A, 337, 338 and 34 against five persons in the building collapse incident. 

(Reported by Sagar Rajput)

12:56 (IST)25 Aug 2020
JUST IN | 78 people rescued from Raigad building collapse site

At least 78 people of 97 who lived in Tarique Garden in Raigad, the building that collapsed Monday, have been rescued, the Raigad district administration said. The rescue operations started around 18 hours ago; the building collapsed at around 7 pm Monday. One person is confirmed dead so far. 

(Reported by Mayura Janwalkar)

11:44 (IST)25 Aug 2020
Photos: Rescuers race against time to free residents trapped under building debris

Officials are conducting rescue operations to find survivors of the Raigad building collapse. Here are some pictures of the efforts. Click here to see our gallery

Mahad building collapse, building collapse Maharashtra, building collapse near Mumbai, Mahad building collapse rescue, NRDF, MLA Bharat Gogavale, indian express A fire engine moves towards the collapse site in Mahad. NDRF teams have also been sent for. (Express Photo)

A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mahad town of Raigad district, 170 km from Mumbai, on Monday evening, killing at least one person. While 15 people, including seven who suffered injuries, were rescued till 10 pm, district officials estimate that at least 70 people are trapped under the debris.

The top three floors of the structure, known as Tarique Garden, collapsed around 6.50 pm. Eyewitnesses said the building, which is estimated to be not more than 10 years old, began shaking with some residents managing to rush out before it collapsed.

Local rescue teams, including police and fire brigade, were immediately pressed into service. Three National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Pune were set to join rescue operations late at night. An official from NDRF said that visuals of the building denote that it was a “pancake collapse”, a term used for a fall that occurs from the top floors to the lower ones.

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