Thane: 3 of family injured as roof of their flat caves in; nearly 100 others evacuated

13 June,2024 09:15 AM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

Officials said that the roof of their second-floor flat--in a four-storey building in Thane`s Kalwa--collapsed on them shortly before midnight. 

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On Thursday morning, officials said the roof of a flat in Thane city's Kalwa area collapsed injuring an elderly couple and their son. Officials further told news agency PTI that the roof of their second-floor flat--in a four-storey building--collapsed on them shortly before midnight.

Yasin Tadvi, the chief of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation told the news agency that the incident happened in the Bhusar Ali area of Kalwa and that the building had been previously categorised as unsafe and inhabitable.

"A septuagenarian man, his wife and their son were injured after the roof of their second floor flat collapsed on them around 11.55 pm on Wednesday in Om Krishna Cooperative Housing Society located in Kalwa's Bhusar Ali area," Yasin Tadvi, chief of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation told PTI.

He further said that the building is around 35 years old and that the civic body had earlier categorised it as an unsafe, dangerous and inhabitable structure which needed to be demolished.

Tadvi further told the news agency that the personnel from the local fire brigade, the RDMC team had rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation. Reportedly, nearly 100 occupants living in 30 flats of the building were evacuated.

Per the PTI report, the injured persons have been identified as Manohar Dandekar, aged 70, his wife Manisha (65) and their son Mayur (40). The trio has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment, Tadvi further added.

Reportedly, the building has been sealed following the roof collapse. He added that the civic officials will now decided the future course of action concerning the building.

More details awaited

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