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Tragic wall collapse in South Mumbai claims life, injures another

Updated on: 08 January,2024 01:38 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Fatal incident at INS Kunjali, Colaba, on Sunday afternoon highlights the need for improved safety measures in the area

Tragic wall collapse in South Mumbai claims life, injures another

The compound wall, which collapsed on an open plot at INS Kunjali during water pipeline repair work

A 38-year-old individual, Muhammad Akbar, lost his life due to a wall collapse at Colaba on Sunday. He was a passer-by. Another person, Gangadhar Akla, received 
minor injuries.

According to a disaster control room report by the BMC, the compound wall on an open plot and public road at INS Kunjali collapsed during water pipeline repair work at 2.48 pm on Sunday afternoon, near Miyan Chawl, close to Gazali Dargah, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 3, Cuffe Parade. The incident resulted in the trapping of two people and four to five vehicles under debris.

Two individuals sustained injuries and were transported to INS Ashwini Hospital by passers-by in a private vehicle before the Mumbai Fire Brigade arrived. Mohammad Akbar was declared dead by the doctor upon arrival. On the other hand, Gangadhar Akla, who was injured, received treatment and has been discharged from the hospital.

“For the past several days, the sound of drilling has been coming from the compound. Children also walk on this road. But, there was no security,” said an eyewitness and Miyan Chawl resident.

No. of vehicles trapped under the debris

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