2 dead, 5 injured as building in Mumbai collapses

Mumbai | At least two people died and five were injured in a building collapse incident in Bhiwandi city near Mumbai on Saturday.

“Four people have been rescued so far (from the debris), out of which one is dead and two are critically injured,” Ashok Rankhamb, Commissioner of Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation said.

“People had informed us that the building may collapse. I along with officers reached the spot and asked to vacate the building. People had vacated the building but then some people went inside to pick their luggage. Meanwhile, the building came down. It is an 8-year-old building and was built illegally. An investigation will be done,” the commissioner said.

“The building does not have a name. We will file a FIR against the builder for negligence,” he said.

The injured have been rushed to the Indira Gandhi civic hospital. The two deceased were identified as Siraj Anwar Ansari, 26, and Mohammad Aaqib Ansari, 27

The NDRF is carrying out operations to rescue people from the debris. Over 10 are still feared trapped.

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