Mumbai: Boy saves lives of 75 residents before building collapsed in Dombivli

Published: 31 October, 2020 11:24 IST | ANI | Mumbai

The building in the Kopar area was declared dangerous nine months ago and the residents were asked to vacate their houses

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

Around 75 occupants of a two-storey building in Dombivli were miraculously saved by a young boy before it collapsed on Thursday morning. The 18-year-old Kunal Mohite, the teenager who was watching a web series till dawn saved the lives of the residents. Kunal told ANI over the phone that he was watching a web series till 4 am in the morning when a part of his kitchen inside the house suddenly started falling down. He immediately woke up his family members and alerted other residents to vacate the building before it collapsed to sand and dust.

"While watching a web-series till dawn, I saw part of my kitchen falling down and immediately alerted everyone to vacate the building," Kunal said. As per the official sources, this building in the Kopar area was declared dangerous nine months ago and the residents were asked to vacate their houses.

"We received a notice from the authorities but people residing here are financially very weak. They had no place to go to and thus stayed back here," Kunal said.

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