MUMBAI: The contractor and the supervisor of a two-storey under-construction house which collapsed in a chawl in Mumbai's Goregaon (West) were arrested and presented before the local court on Monday.
The court sent the two arrested accused to police custody till December 29.
Goregaon building collapse: Contractor & supervisor arrested and presented before court. The two arrested have been sent to police custody till 29 Dec. 3 people had died in the collapse of a portion of an under-construction building near Azad Maidan in Mumbai, yesterday.
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At least three people had died after a two-storey under-construction house collapsed in a chawl in Mumbai's Goregaon (West) on Sunday.
Three others were seriously injured in the incident.
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The incident took place around 9.15 AM at Motilal Nagar when the slab of the two-floor building gave way during construction, a police official said.
The structure was part of a chawl (tenement) of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), he added.
Several teams of the fire brigade and police personnel were rushed to the spot after getting information about the collapse after which the rescue operation began.
At least three fire engines, one rescue van and an ambulance were deployed for the operation, the official said.
A team of NDRF was also pressed into service to carry out the rescue operation, according to news agency ANI.
At least nine people who were trapped inside the debris were later rescued and rushed to SiddharthHospital in Goregaon.
A 27-year-old man, Shravan Kumar Goremandal, was declared dead on arrival, he said.
One Subhash Chavan (38) and an unidentified person also succumbed to injuries, the official said.
Three of the injured, Mangal Bansa (35), Munna Shaikh (30) and Shekhar(35), were admitted in the hospital, while the others discharged after treatment, he said.
An accidental death report was registered at the Goregaon Police station.
(With PTI Inputs)