Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 39 with the recovery of 14 more bodies overnight

Published: 23 September, 2020 12:34 IST | PTI | Mumbai

The bodies recovered from the debris were mutilated and highly decomposed as they had remained there for over 50 hours.

Rescue operations at the site of the collapse
Rescue operations at the site of the collapse

The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rose to 39 on Wednesday, with the recovery of 14 more bodies overnight, police said.

The dead include 18 children in the age group of two to 15, including three toddlers, an official said.

Twenty five persons have been pulled out of the debris alive so far and are being treated at hospitals in Bhiwandi and Thane, he said. The search operation continued throughout the night despite heavy rains, the official said.

The bodies recovered from the debris were mutilated and highly decomposed as they had remained there for over 50 hours, he said.

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The 43-year-old Jilani building collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday. Two civic officials have been suspended in connection with the collapse and an offence has been registered against the building owner, the official said.

The building in the powerloom town - which is around 10 km from Thane - had 40 flats and around 150 persons lived there, the official said.

The building, located at Narpoli's Patel Compound near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed while the residents were asleep. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and personnel of the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) are still at the spot as the search operation continues, he said.

The building was not in the list of dilapidated structures of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, he said.

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