The deceased, identified as Maji Vansari, was asleep inside the building when it collapsed
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A 25-year-old man died after a two-storey commercial building collapsed in Bhiwandi in the wee hours of Friday, officials said.
The incident occurred around 3.50 am in Khadipar locality of Bhiwandi in Thane. While one man died, another person Ashraf Nagori (22), was rescued from the spot.
"There were seven shops on the ground floor of the building, while the upper ones were occupied by commercial establishments. Soon after the structure collapsed, two fire brigade teams rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation," an official of Nizampura police station said.
The deceased, identified as Majid Ansari, was asleep inside the building when it collapsed.
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"The victim died after getting trapped under the debris. Another person, who also got trapped under the debris, was rescued. He did not suffer any injuries," the official said.
Avinash Sawant, regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief, Thane informed that fire brigade firefighters have carried out a search operation at the site of the incident and have recovered one person's body and rescued another safely from the site of the incident. Two fire brigade teams rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.
"A case of accidental death was registered and the body of the deceased was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem," the police official said.
(with inputs from PTI)