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In pictures: Building collapse in Mumbai leaves dust, disaster, deaths

The death toll of the accident has gone up to six with four more persons succumbing to injuries today

A five-story Bhanushali building collapsed in Mumbai’s Fort area. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

A five-story Bhanushali building collapsed in Mumbai’s Fort area. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

BS Web Team New Delhi
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A corner portion of an old six-storey, Bhanushali building collapsed in south Mumbai's Fort area on Thursday afternoon.

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Apart from 14 fire tenders which were rushed to the spot, teams of personnel from the Mumbai police and NDRF were also involved in the rescue operations.

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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reached the spot to take stock of the rescue operations. An ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of those who died after a house collapsed at Malvani in Malad area of Mumbai was announced by his son, also Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban district, Aaditya Thackeray.

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The death toll of the accident has gone up to six with four more persons succumbing to injuries, while a search operation was still underway at the site, civic authorities said on Friday morning.

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Several people are stranded in the part of the building which is intact as staircases were blocked, officials said.

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The building had been partly vacated for repairs by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), BMC sources said.

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Stranded people were being rescued using ladders.

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Elsewhere in Mumbai, at least four people were injured when a portion of a 'chawl' (a building containing tenements) collapsed in suburban Malvani area on Thursday.

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 10:58 AM IST

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