Mumbai Building Collapse: Search Ops Called off, Death Toll at 13

Catch all the live updates of the Dongri building collapse in Mumbai here.

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Catch all the live updates of the Dongri building collapse in Mumbai here.

The Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA) on Thursday, 18 July, initiated the process to demolish the dilapidated Kesarbai building in Dongri area, a portion of which collapsed on Tuesday, killing 13 people.

The search and rescue operation for survivors was called off on Wednesday, 17 July, officials said. No more survivors were found at the site of the building crash located in a congested lane in south Mumbai, they added.

Condoling the loss of lives in the tragedy, PM Narendra Modi said, “Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing”.

Multiple agencies, including the NDRF, had launched a search and rescue operation to locate survivors under the debris.

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  • A total of 22 people were taken out from the crash site, of which 13 died, and nine were injured
  • Six men, four women and three children succumbed to injuries, while two men, five women and two children are admitted in the hospital
  • The 100-year-old building was owned by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA)
  • The BMC has claimed that it had classified the building in the ‘C1 category’ back in 2017

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6:54 AM, 16 Jul

Building Collapses in Mumbai's Dongri

At least 40 people are feared trapped as a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai’s Dongri area, on Tuesday, 16 July.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed to the building collapse site.

Fire tenders have also been rushed to the site.

7:31 AM, 16 Jul

Rescue Operations Underway

8:01 AM, 16 Jul

2 Dead, 5 Rescued in Mumbai Building Collapse

At least two people have died and five have been rescued so far after the building collapse in Mumbai's Dongri area, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell confirmed.

8:14 AM, 16 Jul

BMC Opens Shelter After Building Collapse

The BMC has opened a shelter at the Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls' School after the building collapse in Dongri, the chief public relations officer (CPRO) of the corporation said.

Published: 16 Jul 2019, 12:24 PM IST
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