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Mumbai building collapse: Death count rises to 19, FIR lodged

Mangalore Today News Network

Mumbai, June 29, 2022: At least 19 people died after a four-storey building in Mumbai’s Kurla collapsed on Monday night. According to the Mumbai Police, an additional 15 people were injured in the incident with rescue operations still going on to retrieve those buried under the debris.


Mumbai building collapse

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against the landlords under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPS).

Here are the top points of the incident:

1) A four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai’s Kurla East on Monday night. The incident took place in the Naik Nagar area.

2) Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray visited the site of the incident on Tuesday. He said authorities are reviewing the notices issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to the dilapidated buildings to look into evacuation and demolition of such structures.

3) The state government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family members of the victims who died in the incident. All the injured people are being treated at Rajawadi and Sion hospitals for free.

4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death of the victims and announced that an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the family of the deceased from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). He added that the injured will receive Rs 50,000.

5) The BMC fire brigade and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been conducting rescue operations since Monday night. They have rescued 32 people from the debris of the building and 18 were declared brought dead at the hospitals.

6) An FIR has been lodged against one Dilip Biswas and other landlords under sections 304(2) (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide), 337, 338 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Courtesy: India Today

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