Ghatkopar building collapse: Death toll rises to 12, Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap booked under culpable homicide

25 July 2017, 11:15 PM
Residential building collapses in Ghatkopar
Residential building collapses in Ghatkopar

Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap has been booked for culpable homicide detained by Mumbai police and being questioned in Ghatkopar Building collapse.

At least 12 people were killed when a four-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning. Several people were feared trapped under the debris, Mumbai’s civic body official said.

P S Rahangdale, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) fire brigade department chief said that around 8 to 10 persons were feared trapped under the debris of the structure which collapsed in Ghatkopar’s Damodar Park area.

The control room of the civic body received a call at around 10:43 am. Around eight fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance were been rushed to the spot, the official said.

“Our rescue team, fire brigade jawans and other senior officials of the BMC have also reached the spot. The rescue work is going on a war-footing,” he said. 


#Ghatkopar building collapse update: 8 including 6 women killed, 8 injured

#Five people have died, 8 seriously injured. Don't know about Sunil Shitap, have ordered an inquiry: BMC Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

#BMC officials are yet to ascertain the reason behind the residential building collapse in Mumbai's Ghatkopar

#Locals allege building collapsed due to renovation work being undertaken on ground floor nursing home owned by Shiv Sena's Sunil Shitap

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(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 01:56 PM

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