Updated: July 23, 2021 2:20:08 pm
A single-storey house collapsed in the Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi in eastern Mumbai early Friday. Four persons succumbed to injuries, while at least seven others have been injured. Rescue operations are underway.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s disaster management cell, the incident happened around 4.30 am. While seven people were moved to Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, three were admitted in Sion Hospital.
“Seven fire engines and one rescue van of the fire brigade, and personnel of the police as well as other agencies reached the spot and launched a search and rescue operation,” a BMC official was quoted as saying by PTI. The Mumbai Fire brigade as well as local BMC workers are clearing the debris.
Officials have said that Neha Parvez (35) and Mokar Shaikh (80) were declared dead on arrival by the hospital, whereas Shamshad Shaikh (45) later succumbed to injuries. Another body was removed from debris and sent to Rajawadi hospital.
Further details on the cause of the collapse and survivors are awaited.
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