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Single-storey decrepit building collapses in Thane, none hurt

Thane , Jul 18 (UNI) In yet another incident close on the heels of Dongri building crash, a single-storey decrepit building collapsed in the Bhiwandi town of the district on Thursday.
However, no one was hurt in the mishap as the building was nearly vacated by the occupants.
The building, which belonged to one Shakeena Miyaji and was situated just near the civic administrative office at Islampur locality, was a total wreck and it crashed this afternoon, sources said.
A total of 13 tenants had occupied the building but as the building was dilapidated, they vacated and only one Rafi Ansari resided there. However, upon seeing the plaster giving way and cracking, the family members ran out to save their lives and the building crashed thereafter.
The district disaster control room official said that the local firemen and the staff of disaster control cell rushed in and carried out relief work.
A recent report on dangerous buildings in the town put the count at 978 and the total families occupying the same at 2,460.
In the last couple of years,22 lives were lost in the house crashes in the town.
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