In a tragic incident, 11 people died and 13 were injured after a four-storey building in Mumbai’s Naik Nagar in Kurla East collapsed late on Monday night.Â
The deceased have been identified as Kishore Prajapati, Sikandar Rajbhar, Arvind Rajendra Bharati, Anup Rajbhar, Anil Yadav, and Shyamu Prajapati.
As many as four others are undergoing treatment, while nine have been discharged from the hospital.
After the incident was reported at around 12 am, a team of fire brigade and police reached the spot immediately to carry out rescue operations, as per the officials.
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray visited the incident site. He said that â€œwhenever the BMC issues notices, buildings should be vacated, otherwise such incidents happenâ€.
â€œAll four buildings were issued notices, but people continue to live there. Our priority is to rescue everyone. We will look into the evacuation and demolition of these buildings so that nearby people are not troubled,â€ said the Maharashtra minister.
Meanwhile Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Mangesh Kudalkar tweeted his condolences and announced “Rs 5 lakhs to the kin of those who lost their lives in the Mumbai accident, along with Rs 1 lakh to the injured.”