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Girl killed after portion of building collapses in Mumbai's Khar

10-year-old Mahi Motvani was rescued from under the debris by a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Girl killed after portion of building collapses in Mumbai's Khar
Pic courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: A 10-year-old girl died after a portion of a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai's Khar on Tuesday. The girl named Mahi Motvani got trapped under the debris after a part of a staircase of the residential building, located near Khar Gymkhana, collapsed like a pack of cards. Motvani was rescued from under the debris by a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that two watchmen and one child were feared trapped in the debris of the collapsed staircase of the 5-storey building. The staircase of Pooja building at 17th Road at Khar West collapsed at around 1 pm and teams of fire brigade, police, ambulance service were rushed to spot to carry out the rescue operations. 

Talking to Zee Media, the relatives of the deceased girl said that the building had started shaking two weeks ago and all the residents of the building had vacated it due to fear. They added that repair works were going on in the building after that incident and the portion of the building collapsed when the labours were repairing the structure.