Death toll in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi building collapse incident rises to 10; PM Narendra Modi expresses grief

The incident took place at 3.45 am when people were fast asleep. The NDRF team was immediately rushed to the spot.

Death toll in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi building collapse incident rises to 10; PM Narendra Modi expresses grief
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Bhiwandi: In a tragic incident in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi a three-storey building collapsed on Monday (September 21)  taking away life of at least 10 people and several were feared trapped, said Thane Municipal Corporation PRO.

According to the information, the building was in a dilapidated condition. The incident took place at 3.45 am when people were fast asleep. The NDRF team was immediately rushed to the spot.

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The NDRF team rescued a child who was stuck under the debris at the site of building collapse in Bhiwandi. As per initial information, the locals have rescued 20 people and around 25 people are feared trapped.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident. Taking to Twitter he said, ''Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected.''

Expressing sadness over the incident, Home Minister Amit Shah said, ''Anguished to learn about the tragic collapse of a building in Bhiwandi, Thane (Maharashtra). NDRF is already on the ground and is assisting with the rescue operations. My deepest condolences are with the bereaved families, praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.''

Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde visited the site of incident on Monday.