Thane building collapse: Bodies of Malda victims to be flown back
Malda: Bodies of 10 victims, mostly construction workers hailing from Malda district of West Bengal, who died in Thane's seven-storey building collapse will be flown back here on Saturday.
State Tourism Minister and local MLA Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury said the bodies in coffin will be flown to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport here before being taken by road to their native places.
The Delhi resident commissioner had completed the formalities of getting the bodies flown back, Choudhury said.
The bodies of the victims, all of whom belong to the Kaliachowk second block of the district, will be subsequently handed over to their relatives.
Meanwhile, the minister who visited the families of the victims assured them of all help in handing over the bodies.
Rescuers continued to recover more bodies from the debris of the building, taking the death toll to 72 today.
The illegal structure, which was under-construction, collapsed in Shil Phata area on Thursday. Shil Phata is located between Mumbra and Dombivli in Thane district.