3 dead, 1missing as portion of SoBo building caves in

Site of collapse of front portion of a building in Zaveri Bazaar

Site of collapse of front portion of a building in Zaveri Bazaar

The death toll in the Zaveri Bazaar building collapse touched four on Saturday, with rescuers pulling the body of a 50-year-old man, who was later identified as Barkat Ali Khan, from under the rubble. In 2016, MHADA had issued an order to do repairs of the building but residents were not ready to vacate the building. The three were sent to JJ Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival.

A part of staircase collapsed during the repairs of a Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) building around 2:30 pm trapping labourers.

Khan, a scrap dealer, along with his son Mohammed, had gone to the Chhipi Chawl building to collect old iron rods minutes before the slab collapsed. One worker is suspected to be trapped under the debris, said officials belonging to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s disaster management cell. Fire Officer Shailesh Kurtadkar, Mumbai Fire Brigade, said, "The operation is expected to end soon as no one else is believed to be trapped in the debris". Five labourers said they had asked the contractor to prop the building before initiating repairs.

Fire brigade chief PS Rahangdale said that narrow lanes and congestion was hampering the work of fire brigade personnel at the site. The first body was found in the debris of the fourth floor, and the next two in second floor debris. The dilapidated building had been vacated of residents in September. "Also, whether the building fix work was going on or MHADA was demolishing the building is not known". There were 41 tenants living in the building, 37 commercial and 4 residential. "If he is found guilty of negligence, then action will be taken". Also, the remaining part of the building was in a risky state and could collapse at any time. We have to take precautions.

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