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Photos: 6 killed, 19 injured in Mumbai building collapse

September 27, 2013 15:34 IST

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Six persons, including three of a family, were killed and 19 injured after a five-storeyed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation residential building collapsed in Mazgaon area in Mumbai on Friday.

"The death toll in the collapse has risen to six," civic officials told PTI, adding that many more people are believed to be trapped in the debris, even as rescue operations are underway.

Reportage: PTI

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Image: Firefighters and rescue personnel at the site of the building collapse in South Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salve

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Four of the deceased have been identified as Lakhoji Devji Chawda (60), Jamuna Chawda (30) Anil Chawda (19) and Santosh (44), they said.

The injured have been admitted to state-run JJ Hospital and Nair Hospital, civic sources said.

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Image: Firefighters rescue a trapped woman at the building collapse site in Mumbai
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Chaos and confusion prevailed at the mishap site as kin of the victims failed to ascertain as to where they have been admitted.

About 21 families, who were primarily BMC's tenants lived in the 30-year-old structure, which was categorised as a "C-2" building, which meant that it was in need of urgent repairs.

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Image: Firefighters rescue a child at the building collapse site in south Mumbai
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The residential building was located on the Brahmadev Khot Marg near Babu Genu market in the Mazgaon area, which is close to the Dockyard Road railway station on the suburban harbour railway line.

The fire brigade has sent 12 fire engines, four ambulances and two rescue vans to initiate rescue operations.

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Image: Firefighters rescue a man from the site of building collapse in south Mumbai
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A 10-year-old boy is among those rescued by the fire brigade, sources said.

Names of those rescued so far are Anish Kadam (10), Diptesh Kadam (16), Habib Shaikh (22), Tauqeer Shaikh (22), Haroon Shaikh (24) and Ajay Chendvankar (40).

A fire fighter, D S Patil, was also injured during rescue operations.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan convened a meeting of senior officials today and asked them to ensure effective relief and rescue operations.

This happens to be the second major building collapse in Mumbai this year, after Aftab Mansion, a residential building in Mahim West collapsed in June, killing ten people.


Image: Relatives of the building collapse victims
Photographs: Sahil Salve

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