Updated: June 7, 2021 11:12:22 pm
A man died while five others sustained injuries after a portion of a four-storey slum structure collapsed on a house at Kherwadi in Bandra east on Monday, officials from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster control room said. A total of 17 people were evacuated from the house by local residents and fire department officials, officials added.
“The incident took place around 1.45 am at Razzak Chawl in Kherwadi. All rescued and injured persons were rushed to Bhabha Hospital and VN Desai Hospital in Santacruz. A 28-year-old man, Riyaz Ahmad, was declared dead at VN Desai Hospital,” an official said.
The five injured — identified as Nural Haq Haidar Ali Sayyad (21), Salman Atik Khan (24), Rahul Mohan Khot (22), Rohan Mohan Khot (22), and Lata Mohan Khot (48) — are in stable condition.
fficials said that an investigation will be conducted to find out how the structure collapsed.
Meanwhile, suspecting that rainfall had a role to play in the incident, the BMC has decided to shift hundreds of families residing in vulnerable structures on the banks of Vakola nullah and Mithi River during the monsoon to safe locations from June 10.
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