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Mumbai: 1 dead, 5 injured as 3-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi

ANI
Published : Nov 24, 2017, 3:19 pm IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 10:28 am IST

Over 4 buildings have collapsed in the last 4 months in Mumbai, because the old foundations give in to the heavy rains during monsoon.

Rescuers were clearing the debris in the Bhiwandi slum area to search for several people feared trapped underneath.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 Rescuers were clearing the debris in the Bhiwandi slum area to search for several people feared trapped underneath.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Mumbai: Part of a three-story building collapsed on the outskirts of India's financial capital of Mumbai on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring five others, an official said.

Rescuers were clearing the debris in the Bhiwandi slum area to search for several people feared trapped underneath.

 

Krishan Kumar, a National Disaster Response Force official, said the injured were being treated at a nearby hospital.

Building collapses are often caused by shoddy construction materials or lax oversight of regulations.

With property and rental prices high in Mumbai, some builders also add unauthorized extra floors.

At least four buildings have collapsed in the past four months in Mumbai, where thousands of structures are more than a century old, their foundations weakened by years of heavy rains during the annual June-September monsoon season.
 

Tags: mumbai, mumbai building collapse, bhiwandi, bhiwandi building collapse
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)