Maharashtra: 1 dead, many feared trapped after multi-storey building collapses in Raigad
NAVI MUMBAI: As many as 80 people got trapped while one other died when a ground-plus-five-storey building collapsed in Kharkan Mohalla of Mahad town in Raigad district on Monday evening.
Following the incident, three NDRF teams from Pune were rushed to the spot to launch search and rescue operation.
The rescue teams have so far managed to extricate around 60 people from the debris.
Meanwhile, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray called Mahad MLA Bharat Gogawale and Raigad collector Nidhi Chaudhary to take stock of the situation. He has directed them to expedite the rescue operations.
Around 250 people were staying in the building which had 47 flats. The building started trembling at around 6pm and then its pillars collapsed. The building was constructed in 2011 and was developed by Kohinoor Developers, Panvel.
Mahad sub-divisional officer Vitthal Inamdar said, “Around 25 people managed to come out when the building started shaking.”
Raigad SP Anil Paraskar said, “Around 60 people have been extricated from the debris. Of them, over 30 have suffered minor injuries."
莱加德 SP Anil Paraskar说:“已经从废墟中救出约60人。其中30多人受了轻伤←。”
Raigad police PRO Suresh Yamgar said, “The injured have been rushed to a local go nment hospital for further treatment.”
莱是什么加德警方PRO Suresh Yamgar表示，“伤者已被紧急送往当╳地公立医院接受进一步治疗我得走人了╱。”
Raigad district information officer Manoj Sanap said, “Three teams of NDRF from Pune have joined the rescue operation. Workers, gas cutters, generator sets, excavators and ambulances have been pressed into service. Keeping in mind the situation, arrangements for blood transfusion have been done at Mangaon sub-district and Alibag civil hospitals.”
Mahad resident and former councillor Bipin Mhamunkar alleged, “I had complained about the poor quality construction work of the building and had sought a structural audit. The authorities ignored it.”
The main reason behind the frequent collapse of buildings is co ption within the Govt Offices and the greed of the Contractors just because of the fact that there is no punishment for the people who commit such offences.
6 years old building collapsing. Disgusting... no one will take responsibility now and just see how the buck is passed on. All the culprits will go scot free and this is Democratic India. Jai hind
A building of only 9 years old collapsed. Make accountable builder and architect
and hang them in full public view.
Oh stupid why is architect responsible? It's the fault of the go nment authorities who approve these buildings
builder must loose the license and spent rest of life in Jail
Utpal Kumar Dhar
Who will send him to jail?
Somehow these builders escape with bribery.
Every monsoon season these types of building collapses happens. Only that time the Mumbai Corporation officials/staff wakes up to investigate. But no concrete step they take. And slowly they forget the incident, only to wake up next monsoon season.
Kohinoor developers. Seize all their properties
How can a 6 year old house collapse ?
9 year old... not 6 years. constructed in 2011. irrespective not that old that it should collapse...
Its not new ,any example of strict action ?
Another building collapse! Hardly surprising! Each year a least 50 such major accidents happen! How many times have you heard of Building Collapsing in Developed nations? Extremely rarely! In our country, it all boils down to Corruption through cost-cutting! I really wonder how many Real Estate companies have been severely punished because of such Corruption. Human lives in Bharat are very, very cheap! Everyone knows that!
Sad incident ,proper enquiry required to find any foul play.May the deceased rest in peace and the injured get well soon
which officers gave certificates of the building's structural integrity?
main questions are: When was this Building completed?,
whether the Builder is absconding ?
Court and police should look into the quality Construction, cost of construction and make Builder pay for residences of the occupant.
Disgusting to see such incidents and to see the authorities being callous about them with no action to avoid such accidents
in our country we don't learn lesson from such type of tragedy.. please God save trapped persons
Very sad and unfortunate incident. Who are responsible ?
Mumbai is a hazard zone. So no surprise.