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14 killed in Mumbai building collapse

The Chief Minister further said that the Government will take a stringent action against the culprit

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Offence registered, police is investigating. I have directed BMC commissioner to investigate and submit report within 15 days:Maharashtra CM
Offence registered, police is investigating. I have directed BMC commissioner to investigate and submit report within 15 days:Maharashtra CM

The death toll in Mumbai's Ghatkopar building collapse on Wednesday has risen to 14.

As many as 30 others have been injured.

Yesterday, a four-storeyed residential building collapsed at L.B.S. Marg, near Shreyas cinema, Damodar Park, Ghatkopar.

Earlier, 19 people had been extracted out, among whom, nine had been declared dead, including seven women and two children.

The residents of the had alleged that the mishap took place because of the renovation work being carried out at the first floor.

The renovation work was undertaken on the ground floor nursing home, reportedly owned by the Sunil Shitap.

The has been booked for culpable homicide.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti confirmed ANI that Shitap has been detained by the Mumbai Police and is being questioned.

"Prima facie, it is revealed that the accused was carrying out illegal renovation in the building. At this juncture, it will not be appropriate to give other details as investigation is underway and available information needs verification," he said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister visited the site of building collapse yesterday evening and directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file a report on the incident within 15 days.

"The offence has been registered. Police is investigating the matter. I have directed the BMC Commissioner to investigate and submit a report within 15 days," Fadnavis told the media.

The Chief Minister further said that the Government will take a stringent action against the culprits.

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