Contractor, supervisor arrested in connection with Goregaon house collapse

Contractor, supervisor arrested in connection with Goregaon house collapse
The under-construction house collapsed on Sunday morning, leaving 3 dead and 8 others injured

Police have arrested the contractor and supervisor of the two-storey under construction house that collapsed in Mumbai’s Goregaon area on Sunday.

The accused were presented before a local court today, which sent them to police custody till December 29.

Three people lost their lives and eight others were injured after the under-construction structure collapsed in Goregaon’s Motilal Nagar yesterday.

According to officials, the incident took place around 9.15 AM at Motilal Nagar when the slab of the two-floor building gave way during construction. The structure was part of a chawl of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).

Several teams of the fire brigade and police personnel were rushed to the spot after getting information about the collapse after which the rescue operation began.

Three fire engines, one rescue van, and an ambulance were deployed for the operation. A team of NDRF was also pressed into service to carry out the rescue operation.

At least 11 people who were trapped inside the debris were later rescued and rushed to the nearby Siddharth Hospital.

A 27-year-old man, Shravan Kumar Goremandal, was declared dead on arrival. Two others, Subhash Chauhan (35) and Rajendra Nisad (40), also succumbed to injuries. All three were construction workers.

Three of the injured, Mangal Bansa (35), Munna Shaikh (30) and Shekhar(35), were admitted in the hospital, while the others discharged after treatment.

Following the incident, an accidental death report was registered at the Goregaon Police station. However, the contractor and supervisor were arrested today on account of negligence.

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