Mumbai Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To 20

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The death tally has increased to 20 in Mumbai’s Bhiwandi building collapse on Tuesday, twenty eight hours after the incident.

Rescue operations are being conducted by the National Disaster Response Force in the Thane incident.

As per various news outlets, the Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) has informed around twenty to twenty-five people are still trapped inside the debris.

“As per the required details from locals at least 20-25 people are still trapped inside the debris. We also learnt that some workers were asleep on the ground floor which runs a power loom,” said Milind Palsule, public relations officer, BNCMC as quoted in a Hindustan Times report.

The 36-year-old three-storey Jilani building, located at Patel compound in Dhamankar naka, Bhiwandi in Maharashtra Thane district, collapsed on Monday morning at 3.30 am.

Around 62 residents were trapped at the time of the accident. The third floor of the building came crashing down on to the first floor.

The injured are admitted to the Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) hospital.

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