The Mumbai police will register a case below Part 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) towards the proprietor of the residential construction that collapsed within the New Collector compound within the Malad West space of Mumbai late on Wednesday evening.
“Mumbai Police to register a case below Part 304 (2) of IPC (culpable murder not amounting to homicide) towards the proprietor of construction that collapsed and the contractor. That they had just lately made some structural adjustments after cyclone Tauktae,” Joint Commissioner Police (Legislation and Order) Vishwas Nangre Patil stated.
At the very least 11 individuals, together with eight minors, misplaced their lives after a residential construction collapsed on Wednesday evening. As many as 18 individuals have been rescued safely, whereas seven individuals have been injured within the incident.
As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC), the collapse engulfed a close-by residential construction. It additionally affected one other residential construction within the space that’s now in a “harmful situation”. The constructing, which is in harmful situation has been evacuated. Rescue operations are nonetheless underway.
Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh, who has additionally reached the incident website, stated, “Buildings have collapsed resulting from rain. Rescue operation is underway. Injured individuals have been shifted to the hospital. Particles of the buildings is being eliminated to see if extra persons are caught below it.”
“It’s an unlucky incident. It was a G+2 constructing that fell on one other constructing. 18 individuals have been rescued, of whom 11 died. Police will perform a correct investigation and take additional motion,” Further CP Dilip Sawant stated.
Siddiqui, a neighborhood current on the spot, stated the incident passed off round 10 pm.
“The incident passed off round 10:15 pm. I got here out after two individuals requested us to depart the constructing. As I used to be speeding out, I noticed three buildings together with a dairy had demolished close to our constructing,” he stated.
(With ANI inputs)