New Delhi: At least 11 people – eight children and three adults – were killed and seven others injured after a single-storey house collapsed on another structure in the Malwani area of Mumbai, a civic official said on Thursday.
The incident took place around 11:15 pm on Wednesday at the New Collector Compound on Abdul Hamid Road in the Malwani area, he said.
The fire brigade and other agencies immediately rushed to the spot and started a search and rescue operation, the official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
It’s an unfortunate incident. It was a G+2 building that fell on another building. 18 people have been rescued, of whom 11 died. Police will carry out a proper investigation and take further action: Dilip Sawant, Additional CP, on building collapse incident in Malad West, Mumbai pic.twitter.com/zjnm5YuKvK
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2021
Three of the deceased, aged 8, 9 and 13, were identified so far, while the eight other victims were yet to be identified, the BMC official said.
Seven others were injured and the condition of one of them was critical, he said. People rescued from under the debris were taken to nearby hospitals.
According to civic and fire brigade officials, some people might still be trapped under the rubble and the search and rescue operations were on.
According to BMC officials, the house collapsed on another singole-storey structure. An adjoining three-storey building was also unstable, they said.
BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam said the deaths were “murder due to negligence”.
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) June 10, 2021
(With PTI inputs)