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4 dead, 9 hurt in Bhiwandi building collapse in Mumbai, owner booked

PTI
Published : Nov 25, 2017, 10:34 am IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 11:05 am IST

A three-storey residential building collapsed on Friday morning in Bhiwandi in Thane district.

Many people were injured, while several others feared to be trapped inside the debris. (Photo: Debasish Dey | The Asian Age)
 Many people were injured, while several others feared to be trapped inside the debris. (Photo: Debasish Dey | The Asian Age)

Thane: The death toll in a building collapse in Bhiwandi has risen to four after the recovery of a woman's body and the police has booked its owner in connection with the case.

The unauthorised four-storey 'Tahir Biznor' building, situated in Navi Basti area, had collapsed on Friday.

Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said that the fourth deceased was identified as Parvin Khan (65).

The other three deceased were Ruksar Yakub Khan (18), Asfaque Mustaque Khan (38) and Jaibunissa Rafique Ansari (61).

The officer said nine people were injured in the collapse and they were admitted to various hospitals. He also said rescue and relief operations launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were called off at 6.45 am.

Read: Three dead, 9 injured in Bhiwandi building collapse

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act was registered against the building's owner, a senior police official said.

The accused, Mohammad Tahir Rafique Ahmed Ansari (46), was absconding, he said, adding that efforts were on to nab him.

Bhiwandi Tehesildar Shashikant Gaikwad had said the building was over ten years old and it was not in the list of dangerous buildings.

Tags: bhiwandi building collapse, rescue operation, thane building collapse
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)