One person was killed and two others were injured after the wall of a house collapsed in Mumbai’s Sakinaka on Friday afternoon. The unfortunate incident took place at Chandivali Farm, opposite MHADA building 1, in Sakinaka at around 12:00 pm.
Soon after the incident was reported, BMC officials reached to the spot and carried out rescue operations. The BMC pulled down the dilapidated portion of the house. The victims were rescued and admitted to the Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar. Unfortunately, Chandrakant Shetty (40) was declared brought dead by the hospital while Sandeep Kadam (35) and Mulla Choudhary (35) suffered minor injures.
According to a report published by The Indian Express, BMC’s disaster management cell received a call around 12 pm, stating that a wall has collapsed and some people are feared trapped under the debris. The cell, along with the fire brigade, pulled out three persons from under the debris. They were all passing from the area when the wall collapsed on them.
“The house, a ground floor chawl structure, was vacant. We have pulled down the dilapidated portion. We have also issued notices to eight other dilapidated chawl structures in the vicinity. We will inspect more structures and accordingly, notices will be issued,” The Indian Express quoted an official from L ward (Kurla) as saying.
In another incident, compound wall of a house collapsed at Bhagwandas wadi in Prabhadevi. A team of Mumbai Fire Brigade immediately reached the spot and safely rescued two women trapped under the debris.
In the meantime, the Met department predicted “intense heavy rainfall” in Mumbai for Saturday and Sunday.
On the other hand, the BMC cleared a proposal to grant Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the kin of those who died in the wall collapse at Pimparipada and Ambedkar Nagar in Kurar, Malad on July 2. However, those who suffered injuries in the unfortunate incident will get Rs 50,000.