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Building collapses after heavy rains in Thane; none hurt

Thane: A three-storey vacant building collapsed today in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi here after heavy rains lashed the district inundating and cutting off several low-lying areas.

According to Chief of Thane District Disaster Control, Jaideep Visawe, the building came down crashing around 4 AM in the Padma Nagar locality.

There was no loss of life as 75 people residing in the building had been evacuated recently, he said.

A portion of this building had come down a couple of days ago following which fire officials evacuated the occupants.

The city received a total of 139 mm rainfall till 6 AM since yesterday, throwing normal life out of gear, Disaster Control officer Santosh Kadam said.

Also, there were two incidents of wall and slab crash on a drain due to incessant showers in the town.

Continuous rains and flash floods cut-off some remote areas in the district, leaving thousands marooned.

Reports reaching district headquarters said the river at Maswan in Manor (Palghar) was overflowing as a result of which the bridge was totally submerged under water.

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