Dongri building collapse: Death toll rises to five, many still feared trapped

Updated: Jul 16, 2019, 20:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Rescue operations underway as efforts being made to save people trapped under the debris of the Dongri building in South Mumbai

Dongri building collapse: Death toll rises to five, many still feared trapped
Pic courtesy/Anurag Kamble

In yet another case of structural collapse in Mumbai, a four-storey building collapsed in Dongri, located in South Mumbai on Tuesday at 11.40 am. The initial incident was reported by the locals and according to civic officials two people are dead and around 40-50 people are feared trapped under the debris and people formed a human chain to remove the debris from the spot.

The building is located at Tandel street, Abdul Hamid Durga, Dongri in Mumbai. Rescue operations are carried out by the Mumbai Fire brigade, Mumbai Police and National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) at the location.

According to the latest reports by NDRF, 11 people have been reported dead and eight injured including a child. One of the deceased is identified as Abdul Sattar Kalu (45) and the other one is a woman who is yet to be identified. Mumbai police chief, Sanjay Barve has reached the site.

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The rescue work was hampered by narrow lanes that proved a challenge for the rescue team to reach the spot. According to PTI, the rescue efforts were further delayed as politicians, including ministers, legislators and leader of the opposition, made a beeline to the building collapse site. According to Prabhat Rahangdale, the Chief fire officer of Mumbai fire brigade, "Total 9 persons were rescued by MFB and out of 9 persons 2 are dead and 7 are admitted. The headcount is still underway for the remaining trapped persons."

Building Collapse at Dongri; Updates as of 3:00 PM 
Names of the deceased

  • Sabiya Nisar Shaik F/25 (JJ Hospital)
  • Abdul Sattar Kalu Shaik M/55 (Habib Hospital)

Names of the Injured

  • Firoz Nazir Salmani M/45 (JJ Hospital)
  • Aisha Shaik F/03 (JJ Hospital)
  • Salma Abdul Sattar Shaik F/55 (JJ Hospital)
  • Abdul Rehman M/03 (JJ Hospital)
  • Naved Salmani M/35 (JJ Hospital)
  • Imran Hussain Kalvaniya M/30 (JJ Hospital)
  • One unidentified Male (Habib Hospital)

More details awaited.

Also Read: Mumbai: B.A Road closed to traffic after building behind ITC caves in

Fadnavis orders probe
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered an investigation of the building collapse incident in Dongri.

Addressing the press, chief minister Fadnavis said that the entire focus currently is on rescuing people who are trapped in the debris. The chief minister also added that the compensation for the victims of the will be announced as soon as the reasons behind the building crash are clear

A child rescued from the building collapse site in Dongri, he has been admitted to hospital and is stable.

With inputs from Suraj Ojha, Sanjeev Shivadekar, Anurag Kamble, agencies

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