Mumbai: Death toll in Kurla building collapse rises to 9

death toll in Korla building collapse The accident in Mumbai on Monday night rose to nine, even as rescue and debris removal operations are currently underway at the Nike Nagar Assembly on Shivshruti Road, behind the ST warehouse where the accident occurred.

F said. Shankarwar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner: “Nine people have died now, after another person succumbed to his injuries.”

It is also said that the structures adjacent to the collapsed building are in a dilapidated state and are likely to fall as well. (pass)

Authorities said four residents are currently undergoing treatment at the government-run Rajwadi and Sion hospitals.

The accident occurred at 11.50 pm, after Mumbai experienced its first heavy rain of the year.

Authorities said about 20 people injured after a four-storey building collapsed in the slum (East) Coral district were taken to the government-run Rajawaddy and Sion Hospitals. Nine of them have been discharged.

The ground plus three-storey structure that collapsed in the Naik Nagar Society was built on the grounds of the mosque. (pass)

The fire brigade sent seven trucks, two rescue vehicles and two ambulances for rescue and relief operations. The officials had asked the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to send dump trucks and excavators to assist in the rescue operation.

The ground plus three-storey structure that collapsed in the Naik Nagar Society was built on the grounds of the mosque. It is also said that the structures adjacent to the collapsed building are in a dilapidated state and are likely to fall as well.

“This is a colony of four dilapidated buildings and they were given eviction notices five to six years ago. Residents have continued to stay,” Pravina Morajkar, the owner of the local business, said.

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