An 18-year-old woman died and at least six others were injured after a ground plus three-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane on Friday morning.
At least 20 other persons are feared trapped under the debris of the building in Nayi Basti locality, according to Asmita Nikam, District Disaster Management Control Officer.
The collapse occurred around 9 am, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam told reporters.
“Body of Ruksana Khan was pulled out from the debris and five others were rescued and admitted to the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital here,” Nikam told news agency PTI over phone.
Nikam also said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have started rescue and relief operation along with fire-brigade personnel from Bhiwandi, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan civic bodies.
Further details are awaited.
Maharashtra: 1 person died, 5 injured when a 3 storied building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane today morning. pic.twitter.com/uUCVgTeW4M
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