Mumbai building collapse LIVE: Seven people killed in Bhendi Bazaar, Maharashtra govt to probe mishap

Mumbai building collapse LIVE: Seven people killed in Bhendi Bazaar, Maharashtra govt to probe mishap
Mumbai building collapse LIVE: Seven people killed in Bhendi Bazaar, Maharashtra govt to probe mishap

12:23 (IST)

Maharashtra govt to probe building collapse

The Maharashtra government will conduct an inquiry into the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse in which at least seven people lost their lives, state minister Subhash Desai said.

“Our priority is to pull out at the earliest those trapped under the rubble of the dilapidated building. Once the rescue work gets over, the government will conduct a probe to ascertain the factors behind the building collapse. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty,” the industries minister, who is also the guardian minister for Mumbai, told reporters.

A meeting would be held with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to chalk out an action plan to rehabilitate those living in dilapidated buildings.

“This particular building was already marked for redevelopment as it was dilapidated. A meeting will soon be held with the chief minister and an action plan will be prepared to rehabilitate those residing in such structures so that these incidents do not occur again,” Desai said. — PTI

12:18 (IST)

Collapsed building had nursery-cum-playgroup which was scheduled to open at 10 am today

A woman said the building also housed a nursery-cum-playgroup. It was scheduled to open at 10 a.m., two hours after the building collapsed.

12:15 (IST)

Two firemen among those injured

According to the BMC Disaster Control official, the injured, including two firemen, were rushed to the hospital.

So far, 14 persons have been rescued from the rubble within three hours of the incident and efforts were underway to save more lives, the official added. — IANS

12:12 (IST)

JJ Hospital will provide any treatment needed to injured: Maharashtra health minister

“Treatment of the injured is on,” said Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra health minister, at the JJ Hospital. “JJ Hospital is ready to provide any medicine, treatment or surgery that is needed.”

12:11 (IST)

‘Mr minister, go back!’

Local residents in Bhendi Bazaar are clearly angry.

As a BJP leader was being interviewed by Times Now, an angry local interrupted the interview and started shouting, “Mr minister, go back!”