In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 18:28 IST
  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    It has been confirmed that Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap caused the collapse of the Siddhi Sai building in Ghatkopar, killing 17 and injuring 25 residents. A 32-page prepared by a civic inquiry panel states that it is beyond any doubt that the unauthorised construction work carried out by Shitap at the ground floor was the trigger for the collapse, hence he is solely responsible for the loss of the life and property in the tragedy. The report has also highlighted negligence by the local ward engineers and health officer and recommended disciplinary action against them.

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    On July 25th, a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area. Siddhi Sai Housing Society, a building that was considered to be safe by the civic authorities, crumbled to the ground trapping all its residents and killing many. It is believed that the building collapsed due to illegal construction being carried out on the ground floor of the building

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    The four-storey building in Ghatkopar West collapsed at 10.43 am on Tuesday morning. While initial reports stated that two people had died and 30 were trapped, recent reports say that the death toll is 17 and more casualties are feared

     

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    All the residents of the building are bereaved, but one of the most traumatic story is that of Lalit Tak, 38, and his son Virat, 6, who survived the crash but lost two people from their family. Lalit Tak lost his three-month-old daughter and wife in the crash. His daughter's body has been extricated, but his wife is yet to be found

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    Siddhi Sai Housing Society, the building in Ghatkopar, before its collapsed

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    A bereaved family member crumbles under the trauma of what he has just experienced

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    The building was said to have a defunct nursing home in its ground floor that was owned by Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap. It is believed that he was conducting illegal renovations in the area and was trying to convert it into a guest house

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    The Shiv Sena Leader has been arrested and charged with culpable homicide

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    Rescue workers tried tirelessly to extricate people from the rubble

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    The police look on as rescue efforts were on at the BMC Ground at Ghatkopar where the four-storey residential building had collapsed

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    Rescue workers break down a piece of concretised wall, left standing after the building collapsed

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    Rescue workers dig up at the site of a four-storey residential building that collapsed in Ghatkopar

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    In a miraculous twist of fate, Rajesh Doshi (57) was rescued after being trapped under the debris of the building for 15 hours. Rajesh Doshi's legs were trapped under debris and he managed to call his son and inform him that he was alive

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    People look on as rescue workers try to find both, survivors and the dead

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    People who were rescued were rushed to the nearest hospital, while 17 had died and many were left severely injured

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    The site looks dismal and one without hope, but despite all the adversities, rescue workers work tirelessly to find survivors

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    Bereaved family members look on as the building that they used to call home was reduced to a pile of rubble

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    Uday, the rescue dog who has been hailed a hero after helping rescue three people from the collapsed Ghatkopar building. It has been reported that Uday found survivors in minutes even as the rescue workers had been searching for hours without success

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  • In pictures: A recap of the Ghatkopar building collapse

    Uday, the rescue dog, looks for the scent of people who may be trapped. His handler told the media that he has a very well tuned sense of smell that has helped save many lives over the years

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    The BMC chief, Ajoy Mehta, visited the spot as well to survey the damage caused

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BMC Committee report confirms that Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap is responsible for the building collapse at Ghatkopar that killed 17 and injured 25. A look back at the gruesome incident

 

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