Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 | Last Update : 11:36 AM IST

182nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra122438091634833015 Andhra Pradesh6317495518215410 Tamil Nadu5473374919718871 Karnataka5268764233778145 Uttar Pradesh3588932895945135 Delhi2492592133045014 West Bengal2283021989834421 Odisha184122149379763 Telangana1726081419301042 Bihar169856155824870 Assam159320129130578 Kerala13863398720554 Gujarat1247671051913337 Rajasthan116881972841352 Haryana113075908841177 Madhya Pradesh108167836182007 Punjab99930754092860 Chhatisgarh8618347653680 Jharkhand7267358543626 Jammu and Kashmir65026421151024 Uttarakhand4177729000501 Goa2875322726360 Puducherry2319118065467 Tripura2227215441245 Himachal Pradesh124387836125 Chandigarh102987411123 Manipur9010683859 Arunachal Pradesh7385540813 Nagaland5544445110 Meghalaya4733252838 Sikkim2447190529 Mizoram158510120
  India   All India  16 Jul 2019  Mumbai building collapse: Residents form human chain to aid rescue ops

Mumbai building collapse: Residents form human chain to aid rescue ops

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 16, 2019, 3:15 pm IST
Updated : Jul 16, 2019, 3:35 pm IST

Pictures have come out, showing rescuers passing down a young child pulled out of the rubble, wrapped in blankets.

‘This building must be 90-100 years old. I saw the bodies of some children. There were some seven-eight families in the building,’ eyewitnesses said at the scene. (Photo: PTI)
 ‘This building must be 90-100 years old. I saw the bodies of some children. There were some seven-eight families in the building,’ eyewitnesses said at the scene. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The narrow lanes and dense neighbourhood of Mumbai’s Dongri, where the four story building collapsed on Tuesday morning, have become a huge challenge for the rescue workers. As per latest reports, 2 people have died, six are injured and five have been rescued. The constricted lanes made it difficult for the fire brigade, Mumbai police and civic officials to access the site and they were forced to park some distance away.

 

 

 

So to lend a helping hand in the rescue operations by the disaster response personnel and policemen, residents of the area formed a human chain and tried to remove the debris, brick by brick lifting slabs of concrete in their search for survivors.

Read: Dongri building collapse: 12 dead, 6 injured; rescue ops underway

The 100-year-old "Kesarbai" building collapsed around 11.40 am, making a loud sound that one resident compared to an "earthquake". Over 40 people are feared trapped under the decades-old building that was reduced to a mass of rubble, wires and concrete.

 

Pictures have come out, showing rescuers passing down a young child pulled out of the rubble, wrapped in blankets.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force joined in the rescue.

The area, full of dilapidated buildings, had been flooded in bouts of heavy rain in the past few weeks.

"This building must be 90-100 years old. I saw the bodies of some children. There were some seven-eight families in the building," an eyewitness told NDTV.

Critics and opposition politicians called it a "man-made" disaster exacerbated by corruption and lack of safety norms.

This is the second major building collapse this month.

In May, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had identified 499 buildings as "dangerous" because they were old, rundown and violated safety rules; last year it was 619.

 

Tags: mumbai, collapse, ndrf, human chain, rescue operations
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)