Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 20, rescue operations on
Mumbai : The death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse has sharply increased to 20 by Tuesday morning. The rescue operation by NDRF team is still on.
Among the dead, eight are children between the age of two and fourteen years. According to the official authorities, around 20-25 people are still trapped under the debris.
"As per the required details from locals at least 20-25 people are still trapped inside the debris. We also learnt that some workers were asleep on the ground floor which runs a power loom," said Milind Palsule, public relations officer, BNCMC.
The 36-year-old ground plus three-storey building, located at Patel compound in Dhamankar naka, Bhiwandi in Maharashtra Thane district, collapsed on Monday morning at around 3:30 am.
Around 62 residents were fear trapped in the rubbles at the time of the accident. The third floor of the building came crashing down on to the first floor.
The injured people have been shifted to the nearby Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) hospital in Bhiwandi.
The rescue operations took a halt for 30 minutes on Tuesday morning as the team had to manage and balance the slab of the third floor that came crashing down.