Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse LIVE updates: In 2017, BMC report had recommended ‘immediate evacuation’, but no follow up was conducted

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Dongri building categorised as ‘C1’ in 2017
 

According to the report drawn up by the BMC on the Kesarbai building in 2017, the building was categorised as ‘C1’, which implies that it must be evacuated immediately and be demolished.

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Buildings around site have also been evacuated

People in the surrounding buildings have also been evacuated after the Dongri building collapse. Search and rescue operations ongoing.

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Devendra Fadnavis search and rescue operations are on ‘war footing’

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Dongri building collapse toll: 12

Twelve people have been killed after a building collapsed in the congested Dongri area, PTI reported. About 40 to 50 people are feared trapped under the debris, civic officials said.

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Mumbai Police commissioner arrives at site

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve and DCP Abhishek Trimukhe arrived at the site of the Kesarbai building.

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MHADA says ‘strict action’ to be taken against builder

 

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which had given the building to a private builder for re-development, said action would be taken against those responsible for any lacunae.
MHADA chairman Uday Samant said the building was under their jurisdiction but had been given to a private builder for re-development. “If the developer has delayed re-development of the collapsed building, then he will face action. If some MHADA​ officials are responsible for the delay in its development, then they will also face strict action,” he said.
Samant, who was on way to Mumbai from Ratnagiri, said he has asked the officials concerned to collect all the required information pertaining to the building for further action.

14:39 (IST)

Clear divide between MHADA and BMC over Dongri building collapse

Reports said that while the MHADA declared the building as ‘dangerous’ in 2017, the Kesarbai building was not listed in the ‘dangerous buildings’ list of the BMC. Officials also blamed the local residents for not vacating the building, and the private builder for a delay in starting the project. MHADA also said that an NOC certificate was issued for the building in 2012.

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Kesarbai building collapse classified as Level-2 disaster

The building collapse in the Dongri area has been classified as a level-2 disaster by authorities, reports said. In addition, many women are likely to be among the 40 to 50 people trapped in the debris, CNN-News18 said.

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BMC issues statement

 

The BMC issued a statement regarding the Kesarbai building collapse in Dongri. The civic body said, “In an extremely unfortunate incident, the Kesarbai building in Dongri collapsed at 11.40 am. According to preliminary information, 40 to 50 people are most likely trapped in the debris.

Two to three teams of the NDRF, the fire brigade, our disaster management team and all senior officials of the MCGM are on the site. Rescue work is in progress and we request citizens to cooperate with the authorities.”

14:15 (IST)

Blame game begins between BMC, MHADA over building collapse

Several spokespersons from local authorities like the BMC and the MHADA have spoken to news channels since the news of the Kesarbai building collapse surfaced, and the blame game between the authorities has already begun.

A MHADA spokesperson told CNN-News18 that the building had been authorised for redevelopment but the process had been delayed.

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1,080 buildings have collapsed in India since 2015

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At least one child rescued from debris, 18 injured people taken to JJ Hospital

 

Eighteen people have been taken to the JJ Hospital, reports said, and at least one child has been rescued by the authorities.

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Devendra Fadnavis says building was 100 years old, but not listed as dangerous

 

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis issued a statement: “Affected building is 100 years old, but wasn’t included in list of dangerous buildings. The building had been given to the developer for redevelopment. The work to get rescue those stuck under the debris is being carried out on a war-footing.”

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Kesarbai building given green signal for redevelopment in 2012

 

A developer was given permission to raze and redevelop the Kesarbai building in 2012, reports said. However, the project was delayed by the builder.

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Report quotes Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil saying 12 people dead

 

Housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil was also quoted as saying that 12 people have died in the Dongri building collapse.

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BMC sets up shelter for injured at Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls’ School

The BMC said that a shelter has been opened for the injured at the Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls’ School.

13:44 (IST)

Reports claim 12 people have died in the accident

As search and rescue operations are being carried out on war footing by local authorities and the NDRF, some reports have claimed that 12 people have died in the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri. However, these reports are not confirmed.

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Mumbai Police asks citizens to stay away from collapse site

 

The Mumbai Police issued a statement on the “unfortunate” incident of the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri on Tuesday.

“Humble request to citizens to stay away from the incident spot to facilitate effective rescue operations by authorities. A green corridor has been provided for all emergency services and rescue operations,” the statement said.

13:24 (IST)

NDRF teams reach spot of building collapse in Dongri

 

Reports said that the NDRF teams have reached the spot of the building collapse after facing difficulties in accessing the area. They were reportedly provided a ‘green corridor’ to aid in reaching the spot.

BMC was quoted by reports as saying that five people have been rescued, however, two have died in the accident.

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Locals form human chain to clear debris

As the NDRF teams are facing difficulties to reach the spot of the building due to narrow lanes, locals have formed a human chain to help to clear the debris as search and rescue operations are ongoing. 

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BJP says inquiry to be conducted into accident

The BJP reacted to the accident and said that an inquiry will be conducted into the causes for the collapse. “Right now, the main challenge for the government is to conduct the rescue operations successfully,” a spokesperson told CNN-News18.

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Building was 80 years old, say reports

CNN-News18 reported that the Kesarbai building, which collapsed on Tuesday in Mumbai’s Dongri, was around 80 years old. 

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10 to 15 families trapped in debris, say reports

The BMC has said that more than 40 people, or 10 to 15 families have been trapped under the debris of the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri. Locals are also contributing to the rescue operations as the area is difficult to access due to narrow lanes and dense structures.

13:03 (IST)

Two NDRF teams rushed to the spot

Two NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot in Dongri where the Kesarbai building on Tandel street has collapsed. Fire tenders and ambulances have also been rushed to the site of the collapse.

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Four-storey building collapses in Mumbai’s Donngri

A four-storey building in Mumbai’s Dongri area collapsed on Tuesday around 11.40 am. Search and rescue operations are being conducted.

Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse LATEST updates: According to the report drawn up by the BMC on the Kesarbai building in 2017, the building was categorised as ‘C1’, which implies that it must be evacuated immediately and be demolished.

The building collapse in the Dongri area has been classified as a level-2 disaster by authorities, reports said. In addition, many women are likely to be among the 40 to 50 people trapped in the debris, CNN-News18 said.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis issued a statement about the Kesarbai building collapse: “Affected building is 100 years old, but wasn’t included in list of dangerous buildings. The building had been given to the developer for redevelopment. The work to get rescue those stuck under the debris is being carried out on a war-footing.”

The Mumbai Police issued a statement on the “unfortunate” incident of the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri on Tuesday.

“Humble request to citizens to stay away from the incident spot to facilitate effective rescue operations by authorities. A green corridor has been provided for all emergency services and rescue operations,” the statement said.

Reports said that the NDRF teams have reached the spot of the building collapse after facing difficulties in accessing the area. They were reportedly provided a ‘green corridor’ to aid in reaching the spot.

BMC was quoted by reports as saying that five people have been rescued, however, two have died in the accident.

As the NDRF teams are facing difficulties to reach the spot of the building due to narrow lanes, locals have formed a human chain to help to clear the debris as search and rescue operations are ongoing.

The BMC has said that more than 40 people, or 10 to 15 families have been trapped under the debris of the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri. Locals are also contributing to the rescue operations as the area is difficult to access due to narrow lanes and dense structures.

A four-storey building in Mumbai’s Dongri area collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, and more than 40 people are feared trapped under the debris. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been rushed to the spot, however, the area is reportedly difficult to access because of narrow lanes.

Reports said that the incident occurred at 11.40 am. The structures in the area are old and dilapidated and reportedly, redevelopment work was also happening on some buildings in the locality.

The BMC’s disaster management cell was quoted by ANI as saying that the Kesarbai Building on Tandel Street in Dongri collapsed, but the reason for the accident was not specified. Fire tenders have been sent to the site, adjacent buildings are being evacuated.

CNN-News18 reported that locals in the area were aiding the fire and rescue authorities in clearing the debris that is hampering the operations.

More details are awaited.

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Updated Date: Jul 16, 2019 15:20:34 IST

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