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Mumbai: Monsoon tragedy occurs as Malad building collapse kills 11; search operations on - see photos and videos

03:35 PM Jun 10, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Nine members of a family were among 11 killed when a two-storied residential building crashed on an adjoining structure in Malad West just before midnight, officials said here on Thursday.

Seven more are injured, several missing, while seven of the deceased are women. A majority of the victims killed in the incident are minors, while another 17 were rescued in the night-long operation.

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The tragedy struck in the New Collectors Compound in Malvani, a huge slum pocket, around 11.15 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Mumbai Guardian Minister Aslam Sheikh, who is the local MLA, visited the tragedy site and directed the rescue and relief operations.

Among those admitted to the Dr. B. R Ambedkar Shatabdi Hospital, the condition of at least 3 is critical.

The Mumbai police will register a case under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the owner of the residential structure that collapsed in the New Collector compound in the Malad West area of Mumbai late on Wednesday night.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday afternoon visited the injured victims. He also announced a compensation of Rs 500,000 to kin of each of the deceased 11 persons. He added that the government would bear the entire treatment cost of the injured persons.

Crowd gathers around as civil authority and rescue personnel search for survivors in the debris of a building that collapsed following heavy monsoon rains, in Mumbai on June 10, 2021.
Rescue operation underway after a single-storey house collapsed on another structure in Malwani area on Wednesday night, in Mumbai, Thursday, June 10, 2021. At least eight children and three adults were killed and seven other people injured in the mishap.
Civil authority and rescue personnel search for survivors in the debris of a building that collapsed following heavy monsoon rains, in Mumbai on June 10, 2021.
Civil authority and rescue personnel search for survivors in the debris of a building that collapsed following heavy monsoon rains, in Mumbai on June 10, 2021.
Relatives and friends react on the death of a person, after a single-storey house collapsed on another structure in Malwani area on Wednesday night, in Mumbai, Thursday, June 10, 2021. At least eight children and three adults were killed and seven other people injured in the mishap.

By agencies.

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