Five killed in building collapse in south Mumbai

Five persons were killed and 26 injured when the portion of a multi-storeyed building collapsed in south Mumbai on Thursday, fire brigade officials said.

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2010, 21:55 PM IST

Mumbai: Five persons were killed and 26
injured when the portion of a multi-storeyed building
collapsed in south Mumbai on Thursday, fire brigade officials said.

The incident occurred when a portion of the three-storeyed
`Jamnadas` building in Bhendi Bazaar came down crashing, they
said.
"The building collapsed after a cylinder blast in a scrap
shop in the ground floor of the building," Chief Fire Officer
Uday Tatkare said.

The deceased have been identified as Mohammed Sabhir
Mansuri (25), Mohammed Pappu Mahajan Qureshi (25), Wali Ulla
Mohammed Shiekh Mansuri (28), Mohammed Irfan Mira Baksh (28)
and Ishaan Ulla Jaana Ulli (22), the officials said adding
that the injured are undergoing medical treatment at J J
hospital.

One Ramdas Rathod (55) is in critical condition having
suffered 60 per cent burn injuries, they said adding that
rescue operations were over.
Congress MP Milind Deora visited the place and announced
a compensation of Rs one lakh to family of the deceased, Rs
50,000 to the critically injured and Rs 25,000 to those with
minor injuries.

PTI