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Eight killed as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

Eight killed as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

Thane, Sep 21 (UNI) At least eight people were killed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi after a multi-storied building collapsed early on Monday, the district authorities said.
The Chief of the RDMC of the TMC Santosh Kadam told UNI correspondent that the ground plus three-storied building situated at Patel compound of Narpoli near the Dhamankar Naka collapsed at around 0340 hrs today even when the occupants were fast asleep.

He said that a portion of the building collapsed and many occupants were trapped in the debris of the collapsed building.

Mr Kadam said that a team of NRDF rushed to the scene for a massive rescue operations which was undertaken immediately.

Also, he said that as per the direction of the Thane Municipal Commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma a team of TDRF has also been rushed to the scene for the rescue operations.

The rescue team of the TDRF which reached the spot pulled out a boy alive from below the debris he said.

Mr. Kadam also said that the bodies of eight of the occupants had been removed from the debris and at least five persons were rescued alive by the rescue teams.

IT was immediately not not known if the building was in the list of dangerous building and what was the age of the building and the number of occupants in the collapsed building which was known as Jhilani building.

Further details are awaited from the authorities.

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