Six killed as building collapses in Mumbai

Six women were killed and 20 others injured after a four-storeyed building collapsed at Bhiwandi town here.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2011, 10:19 AM IST

Thane: Six women were killed and 20 others
injured after a four-storeyed building collapsed at Bhiwandi
town here.

The building at the Gautam Compound Navi Basti reportedly
housed nearly a hundred families. Many others were feared
trapped in the debris after it collapsed last night, police
said.

It was originally a two storey building and two floors,
possibly illegal, were built later, police said.

The rescue operation was supervised by district collector
A L Jarhad, officials said.

The deceased were identified as Mashid Hakim Shaikh
(23), Sahana Jaffar Shaikh (18), Mehbooba Shaikh (45), Sufali
Shaikh (80), Safia Illias Shaikh (30) and Kalina Shaikh (22).

PTI