11 killed in Mumbai building collapse, rescue operations continue as many still trapped under debris: 10 points

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Mumbai was met with yet another disaster on Tuesday when a dilapidated building in Dongri area collapsed taking down over 10-12 families along with it. Rescue workers have managed to pull out 11 bodies so far after working continuously since afternoon.

At least 40 people were feared trapped when the unauthorised building collapsed in the congested bylanes of Dongri.

This comes in a series of similar collapses that plagued the city of Mumbai, the buzzing financial capital of India, in the monsoon season.

In another incident on July 2, 29 people were killed in Malad when a wall collapsed on cluster of houses behind it. Over 70 people were injured in the incident as the city battled a record-breaking volume of rainfall.

On Tuesday, Mumbai relieved the nightmare once again as rescue operations continued even in the dark. Many are still feared trapped.

Here are the top developments:

1. An unauthorised four-storey building in south Mumbai’s congested Dongri locality collapsed, killing at least 11 people and trapping more than 40 people under the debris. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said six men, four women and a child were killed while eight were injured.

2. The collapse was reported by locals around 11 am on Tuesday. Even over 12 hours after the collapse, rescue efforts are on as many are still feared trapped below the mound of debris.

3. The building was unauthorised and officials of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) quickly shun responsibility and said that it was not under its supervision.

4. Activists demanded stern action against civic officials after the major accident. On the other hand, several letters released by both BMC and MHADA show that both the agencies were aware of the situation in the Kesarbai building but failed to do much.

5. The congested lanes and narrow entrances made it even difficult for fire and NDRF personnel to reach the accident site. Before the personnel could reach, locals had already started with the rescue operations and started removing the bricks and slabs with bare hands. Scores of locals joined in the effort, forming a human chain to remove the debris.

6. At least 10-15 families lived in the building that came crashing on Tuesday afternoon without the slightest warning.

7. Several politicians, ministers and legislators made a beeline into the already congested lanes and made the rescue efforts even more difficult.

8. Dramatic visuals of rescue personnel pulling out children, babies and hapless people out of the rubble started doing the rounds on social media as the rescue efforts gathered steam through the day.

9. There were many anxious, frantic moments as family members of those missing waited for some news, their hopes dimming with each passing hour.

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah expressed anguish over the loss of lives in a building collapse incident in Mumbai.


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