One injured as balcony slab falls off in Bhayander

Jun 19, 2013, 06:50 IST | Devika Desai

The lump that collapsed was part of a third-floor balcony. Administrative officials and locals have blamed the mishap on rain and age of the structure, which is around 30 years old.

Part of a third-floor balcony in a building in Mahesh Nagar, Bhayander collapsed yesterday. Officials and locals have blamed the mishap on the ageing structure and the heavy rains. Pic/Pramod Dethe

The fire brigade arrived in a matter of minutes and began to evacuate residents. The person who suffered severe head injuries was taken to Ravi hospital where he received 15 stitches. Locals have stated that MBMC had earlier issued notices to tenants concerning the potential danger from the building, but these went unheeded.

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