Published: Jun 10, 2021, 15:02 (IST)
Eleven people died, and seven were injured, when a portion of a ground floor + 3 storey-residential structure fell on an adjoining ground floor+1 structure in Mumbai’s Malad area late on Wednesday night. The dead include eight children. The Maharashtra government has announced an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
The city was hit by heavy monsoon rains all of Wednesday and the officials said the incident occurred at 11.52 pm.
The collapsed structure is located inside New Collector’s compound in Malad West. BMC disaster management cell said all 11 deceased have been identified.
The fire brigade, civic authorities, and police were at the site to clear the debris and ensure rescue and relief operations. According to news agency ANI, 18 people were rescued. The injured were shifted to the hospital where the condition of 30-year-old Marikumari Hirangana is said to be critical while the other six are stable.
The state government also said it will bear the medical expenses of the injured. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray condoled the loss of lives and visited the Shatabdi Hospital in the city on Thursday to inquire about the well-being of the survivors, a statement by the chief minister’s office