Bhiwandi building collapse kills 33 including 15 children
- The dead include 15 children in the age group of two to 15, including three toddlers.
- Twenty five persons have been pulled out of the
debris aliveso far, police said. They are being treated at hospitals in Bhiwandiand Thane, an official said.
The death toll in the
Twenty five persons have been pulled out of the debris alive so far, police said. They are being treated at hospitals in Bhiwandi and Thane, an official said.
The search operation continued throughout the night despite heavy rains, the official said.
The bodies recovered from the debris were mutilated and highly decomposed as they had remained there for over 50 hours, he said.
The 43-year-old Jilani building collapsed at 3.40 am on Monday.
Two civic officials have been suspended in connection with the collapse and an offence has been registered against the building owner, the official said.
The building in the powerloom town - which is around 10 km from Thane - had 40 flats and around 150 persons lived there, the official said.
The building, located at Narpoli's Patel Compound near Dhamankar Naka, collapsed while the residents were asleep.
The building was not in the list of dilapidated structures of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, he said.
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