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Thane: Four of family hurt in ceiling collapse in Mumbra

Thane: Four members of a family, including two children, were injured when the ceiling of their house collapsed in Mumbra township of Thane district this morning.

While the family members were sitting in a room of their house in a building on third floor at Zarina Compound in Mumbra, a plaster of the ceiling collapsed on them, Thane civic body's Regional Disaster Management Cell officer Santosh Kadam said.

The four injured, including a two-and-half year old boy and a seven-year-old girl, have been admitted to a local hospital, he said. The incidents of wall and building collapse have been on a rise following heavy rains in Thane during the last few days, he said. On Monday, a portion of a wall at an ashram school in Thane's Wada taluka had collapsed in which five students sustained injuries. On July 22, more than 20 children were injured when the ceiling of a civic school building had crashed on them in Bhiwandi town of the district.

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