Mumbai: 5-storey slum collapses in Bandra East, 6 dead

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Behrampada slum of Bandra East, Mumbai collapses.

A 5-storey structure in Behrampada slum of Bandra East, Mumbai collapsed on Thursday. The building is located on Anant Kanekar Marg near National School in Bandra East.

The first floor of the five storey slum, in Bandra east on Thursday collapsed resulting in other floors crumbling down. Two girls have been trapped and six have been reported dead.

The Mumbai Fire brigade has rushed with an ambulance.

Efforts were underway to clear the rubble.

According to souces, buses in Bandra East are only plying till the court signal. 

Earlier, mid-day on June 22, had reported that the 'high-rises' of Behrampada kissing the Bandra skywalk in the east are in danger of crumbling down. The BMC has ordered the demolition of 350 five-storey shanties and nearly 500 ground-plus-two/three slum tenements in the area post-monsoon.

During their inspections, BMC authorities spotted over 350 five-storey shanties and nearly 500 ground-plus-two/three structures, a senior civic official said.

In its report, mid-day had put the spotlight on the dangers posed by the shanties, each sandwiched between the other. We had found that some of the huts had been raised to six stories, which could easily be 80 ft high, and almost touched the skywalk. The population of Behrampada’s slums exceeds 1 lakh.

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