A three-story Jilhani building in the Dhaman Naka of Narpoli area in Bhiwandi collapsed on Monday morning killing at least 13 people including 7 minors while injuring several. More people are supposed to be fear trapped under the debris.
The incident took place at 3:40 a.m. The Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and fire brigade reached the Patel Compound area of the city and carried out rescue operations.
As per the NDRF rescue team, 19 people, including a four-year-old-body have been pulled out of the debris safely. For a precautionary measure, the power supply to the area has also been snapped.
Honourable prime minister Narendra Modi was also deeply saddened by the Bhiwandi building collapse and assured that all essential help will be provided to the affected.
“Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected,” PM Modi tweeted.
Although there is no report on the main cause of the collapse. However, Pankaj Ashiya, the commissioner of Bhiwandi said that the Jhilani building was a 43-year-old building and needed repairs, which was not happened due to coronavirus lockdown. According to the official the building had 40 flats which accommodated around 150 residents.
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