Thane building collapse: Death toll mounts to four

Thane: According to the information given by the official, toll in a building collapse has reached upto four, with the body of a woman recovered from the debris on early Saturday.

The official from the city police control said with the recovery of the woman’s body, the toll has risen to four. On Friday, the body of 18-year-old Ruksa Ahmed Khan was retrieved from the rubble. Besides, nine others were injured when the three-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi town.

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According to the Disaster Management Unit of Thane, the seven-year-old building named ‘Tahir Dinjore’, where seven families lived, collapsed around 9 a.m. on Friday trapping several people beneath the debris. Among the injured, a few were taken to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and the rest to Thane Civil Hospital.

Maharashtra PWD Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday evening visited the injured at the hospital and spoke to the medical authorities about their condition.

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