Several people are believed to have died after a building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. At least 20-25 people are reported to be trapped as the rescue team desperately tried to save them. The three-storey building collapsed at around 0400 AM on Monday morning.
The rescue team from the National Disaster Response Force arrived at the site at around 0500 AM and have been engaged in carrying out the rescue operation. According to reports, at least 20 people have been rescued by local residents.
BHIWANDI COLLAPSE :
🔶Info recd from TMC
🔶G+3 building collapsed 🔶Bhivandi-0400 hrs tdy
🔶20 persons reportedly rescued by locals (TBC)
🔶20-25 feared trapped(TBC)
🔶@NDRFHQ Team of @5Ndrf 🔶rushed to site-0500 hrs.
🔶details follow@HMOIndia @PIBMumbai @ANI @ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/zv1i3UddkI
— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) September 21, 2020
“The number of deaths have risen to eight in Bhiwandi building collapse incident. Five more people have been rescued,” Thane Municipal Corporation spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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08:52 AM: Maharashtra: Death toll rises to 10 in the building collapse incident in Bhiwandi, Thane which took place earlier today. Rescue operation by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) still underway. (ANI)
#UPDATE Maharashtra: Death toll rises to 10 in the building collapse incident in Bhiwandi, Thane which took place earlier today.
Rescue operation by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) still underway. pic.twitter.com/MXHBlJQWWg
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020