Mumbai: Two killed after portion of house collapses in Antop Hill

14 June,2024 10:55 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

The injured were rushed to the Sion Hospital where both were declared dead on arrival

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At least two people were killed after a portion of a house collapsed in Antop Hill area of eastern Mumbai on Friday evening, the officials said.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the incident occurred in Panja Galli in Vijay Nagar area of Antop Hill after a portion of a house collapsed, leading to the deaths of two women.

Following the incident the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) rushed to the spot and launched a relief and rescue operation after receiving information regarding the incident.

The incident was reported to the authorities at around 9:27 pm on Friday, the civic body said.

According to the BMC, the structure involved in the incident was a ground plus 3-storey hutment and some of the portions of its walls collapsed.

"The portions of the walls of the second and third floors partially collapsed seriously injuring two women," an official said.

The injured were rushed to the Sion Hospital where both were declared dead on arrival.

The deceased were identified as Shobadevi Mourya, 45, and Zakirunissa Shaikh, 50.

Portion of Kalyan's historic Durgadi fort collapses

A portion of the Kalyan's historic Durgadi fort in Maharashtra's Thane district reportedly collapsed on Friday, reported the PTI.

A video that surfaced on social media showed a portion of the bastion of the 17th-century structure in Kalyan had collapsed.

Following the collapse, the authorities cordoned off the area to avert untoward incidents.

Talking to reporters, the Shiv Sena's Kalyan unit chief, Ravi Patil, said the fort's renovation was delayed due to some issues with the archaeological department.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has already sanctioned Rs 12.5 crore for the fort's renovation, and the first instalment of Rs 2.50 crore has been disbursed, he said, reported the PTI.

Despite efforts, officials of the archaeological department could not be reached.

As per some records, Durgadi Fort, located near Kalyan Creek and Ulhas River, was built after the Maratha forces conquered the region from Adilshah in the 1660s.

The fort has a temple of Goddess Durga, from which the structure gets its name.

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