INDIA: Building collapse, 6 killed, 10 injured and many feared trapped

INDIA: Building collapse, 6 killed, 10 injured and many feared trapped

At least six persons were killed and 10 others injured after a four-storey building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district.

The building ‘Matruchaya’, built 35 years ago, collapsed last night at Cholve village, following which rescue operations were launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade officials and civic authorities said today.

However, the operations have been hampered due to continuous rains, District Disaster Management Control Room in-charge Jaideep Visave told PTI.

At the time of collapse, 20 families were inside the building. Santosh Kadam of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) said that some more occupants could be still trapped beneath the debris.

District Guardian Minister Ekanth Shinde, Kalyan MP Srikanth Shinde, Collector Ashwini Joshi and other top officials are monitoring the rescue and relief work.

Related Post

Indian Kumbh Mela festival bans selfies due to stampede fears
views 63
A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at a major Hindu festival in India due to fears they could cause stampedes. The ban is being imposed at the Ku...
Strong quake hits northwest Argentina, near Chile
views 115
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit northwestern Argentina on Wednesday, near the border with Chile, striking at a fairly deep 190 kil...
‘Russian Airstrikes’ Kill 32 Syrian Civilians
views 55
Suspected Russian airstrikes have killed 32 civilians, half of them women and children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said. Observatory ...
Death toll climbs to over 1400 as intense heatwave continues in India
views 25
New Delhi: The death toll due to intense heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country continued to mount and reached 1412 on Wednesday, with on...
Gunman opens fire at German nightclub
views 13
A machine-gun wielding man burst into a German nightclub and opened fire overnight, killing one and seriously wounding three more. The 34-year-old at...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK