Work in progress
According to authorities, the floor was being constructed illegally and the builder had no permission to extend the structure. Labourers were lucky to survive with injuries in the mishap.
Flat on 2nd floor
A tuition class was being conducted in a flat on the second floor of the building. Several children from the ill-fated building as well as the adjacent building had assembled in the room for their daily tuition. The class was in progress when the building collapsed. Four-year-old Iqra Khan, a resident of the adjacent building, had gone to the class and as she did not find the teacher, she decided to return home.
A shop on the ground floor of the building doubled up as a store room and workshop for a cloth manufacturer. At the time of the mishap, several workers and staff were present in the shop and were buried in the debris
Other stories on Thane building collapse
| Mumbra building collapse: Skipping tuition class saved 4-year-old's life |
Mumbra building collapse: Panic-stricken locals desert houses
Mumbra building collapse: Survivors struggle to put the pieces together
Mumbra building collapse: Mumbra is historically illegal, says Thane municipal commissioner
Mumbra building collapse: 40-year-old woman labourer succumbs after amputation
Mumbra building collapse: No dignity for the dead in rescue operations
Mumbra building collapse: Deputy civic chief axed
Mumbra building collapse: Builders booked, remain on the run
The collapsed building has caused a dangerous tilt in the adjacent building as well. The structure is considered dangerous and the residents have vacated the building in fear of a mishap
Heavy drilling machinery had been put to work, as the builder was laying the foundation of a third building in the compund. The vibrations from the heavy drilling caused the building to collapse