Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 40

Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 40

The death toll in the Jilani building collapse in Bhiwandi rose to 40 after 14 more bodies were recovered from the debris on Wednesday morning. The total casualties in the tragic incident include 15 minor kids.

Around 25 injured were rescued on Monday, when the building had collapsed trapping many. People with multiple injuries were shifted to Kalwa and JJ hospital in Mumbai.

The NDRF and Thane Municipal Corporation’s Regional Disaster Management Cell (RMDC) team involved in to rescue operation said some more people could be trapped under the debris and rescue operation was still on. The rescue team meanwhile was facing difficulties due to heavy rains in the area.

Meanwhile, 40 families living in three neighbouring buildings were evacuated by the Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC). The civic body also disconnected the power and water supply to these buildings.

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