Mumbai Building Collapse: 34 Dead, Rescue Operations Conclude

The incident occurred two days after the city received torrential rains.

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Rescue work in progress after a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday.
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A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar area on 31 August, killing 34 people and injuring at least 47 others. Rescue operations have concluded on Friday.

The incident occurred two days after the city received torrential rains, which is suspected to have damaged the building.

Snapshot
  • Around 34 people have been killed after a five-storey building collapsed in South Mumbai’s JJ Marg on 31 August
  • Around 40 people were injured and rushed to JJ Hospital, while several others are feared trapped under the rubble
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences and called the incident “saddening”
  • Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to each victim’s kin
7:06 AM, 01 Sep

Rescue Operations Conclude

Mumbai Fire Brigade official on Friday announced that the rescue operations have been concluded and that no other person is trapped under the rubble.

2:51 AM, 01 Sep

Death Toll on Rise

The death toll in the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse has risen to 34.

2:01 AM, 01 Sep

Overnight Operations Continue

Overnight operations continued in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazar area following the builing collapse yesterday. 31 people have been killed, 47 rescued, in the incident so far.

2:02 PM, 31 Aug

Death Toll Now at 24

Death toll has risen to 24 and the number of people injured has gone up to 37.


Published: 31 Aug 2017, 09:46 AM IST
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